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Risk Assessment Training

Risk Assessments are crucial to an effective Health and Safety Management System as they form the basis for demonstrating that employers understand the hazards associated with their work activities and the framework for ensuring that suitable and sufficient control measures are put in place.

 

There is a legal responsibility (under The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999) to assess the risks that exist within the workplace. Anyone carrying out risk assessments should be competent to do so.

Course details:

Who should attend?

Duration and fees:

This course lasts 1 days, and costs  £250 + VAT per person.

  • The importance of managing Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety definitions

  • Hierarchy of controls

  • Legal framework

  • Key factors to consider when carrying out a risk assessment

  • Risk assessment methodologies

  • Method Statements

  • Anyone responsible for ensuring that risk assessments are carried out

  • Anyone who will be required to conduct risk assessments

Examination

The course will be assessed by a 20 question multi-choice examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes.Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 13 out of 20.

All successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised Level 2 Award in Risk Assessments qualification.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of why it is important to manage Health and Safety and the consequences of failing to do so

  • Be able to define key health and safety terminology

  • Be able to identify the most appropriate control measures

  • Have an understanding of the key pieces of UK legislation that require formal risk assessments to be under-taken

  • Understand when a risk assessment must be documented

  • Know who is regarded as being at special risk

  • Understand the principles of sensible risk assessment

  • Understand the main types of hazards that could arise, how and why they pose problems in relation to the Health and Safety

  • Have an awareness of different risk assessment methodologies that exist

  • Understand the HSE’s five steps to risk assessment

  • Be able to carry out and record written risk assessments

  • Be aware of where to find additional help and guidance when carrying out risk assessments in their own workplace in the future

  • Understand what a method statement is, when it may be required and how to prepare one

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