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Risk Assessment

This Risk Assessment training course is designed to help businesses comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 by providing guidance on how to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in the workplace. Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all types of workplaces.

The course helps learners understand each of the key steps of a risk assessment, including how to identify risks, manage hazards and determine the likelihood of harm, so that they are confident in carrying out a risk assessment in their own premises.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and iirsm
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Approximate duration: 1 hour

Who Should Take This Risk Assessment Course?

This online risk assessment training is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for carrying out a risk assessment of their workplace. The person who carries out the risk assessment is named the ‘competent person’ and this can be the business owner, a manager, a supervisor or anyone else within the business who has the necessary knowledge and experience.

This Risk Assessment course is suitable for all industries, workplace environments and premises and ensures that your company complies with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.

Certification

On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by IIRSM, the International Institute for Risk and Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.

Content

The course is divided into five accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end.

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment – what is a risk assessment? Why are risk assessments important? Who should carry out a risk assessment? Common causes of workplace injuries.
  • Legal Responsibilities – the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, other regulations, approved codes of practice, employer responsibilities and law enforcement.
  • Identifying the Risks – the steps of a risk assessment, identify the hazards, decide who might be harmed and how, evaluate the risks, the likelihood of risk, the severity of harm and the degree of risk.
  • Reducing the Likelihood of Harm – decide on precautions, the hierarchy of control measures, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment and further help.
  • Recording and Reviewing the Results – record your findings and implement them, download a risk assessment template and review and update.

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Be able to explain the five key steps of risk assessments
  • Understand the types of accidents, injuries and ill health that may occur as a result of failing to manage health and safety.
  • Be able to describe the difference between near misses and accidents
  • Understand the 3 types of risk assessments
  • Be able to identify vulnerable groups of people
  • Explain the legislation associated with risk assessments
  • Feel confident to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the workplace

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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