Introduction to Risk Assessment

CPD Approved

Course Description
Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities and considering the things that could cause significant harm to people, property or the environment. The most important purpose of risk assessments is to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities. This course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at anyone who needs to identify hazards, analyse risk and complete risk assessments.

Advantages
One of the key points of the course is intended to teach the importance of risk assessment and provide practical advice by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessments. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Course Cost: £20 per licence

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Further Progression
Our Workplace Health and Safety and Working Safely courses are great induction courses in relation to health and safety as they cover a wide range of topics in more detail and have been designed to complement this course. Anyone who is required to lift, lower, push, pull or carry as part of normal work our Manual Handling course would cover this more thoroughly and our Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers course would be a great next step for anyone who is going to be working alone at any point.

Modules

  • The Basics
  • Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law
  • Strategy – Options and Elements
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks
  • Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities
  • Recording and Reviewing
  • Management and Responsibilities

Duration: 90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).