Risk Assessment Training
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This Risk Assessment training course is designed to help businesses comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 by explaining how to complete a suitable and sufficient workplace risk assessment. Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all types of workplaces.
The course helps you to 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 you are confident in carrying out a risk assessment in your own premises.
- Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Matches the CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment Principles and Practice syllabus
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Approved by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who should take this 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 sufficient training, skills, experience and knowledge to be able to carry out the risk assessment process safely and effectively.
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.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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|1||Introduction to Risk Assessment|| |
Why are risk assessments important?, what is a risk assessment?, reasonably practicable, the general principles of prevention, further key definitions, who should carry out a risk assessment?, and recording risk assessments.
|2||Legal Responsibilities|| |
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, further regulations, guidance on legal requirements, and legal enforcement.
|3||Carrying Out Effective Risk Assessments|| |
Hazard and risk, step one: identify the hazards, step two: decide who might be harmed and how, step three: evaluate the risks, and step four: record the significant findings.
|4||The Hierarchy of Control|| |
The hierarchy of control, elimination, substitution, controlling the risks, maintenance and inspection of engineering controls, administrative controls, safe systems of work, instruction, training and information, personal protection, and risk assessments and COVID-19.
|5||Regularly Reviewing Risk Assessments|| |
The importance of regular risk assessment reviews, step five: review and update the risk assessment, the review process, and informing employees and contractors.
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Aims of the course
By the end of this course, learners will:
- Understand why carrying out a risk assessment is essential for improving health and safety.
- Understand the types of injuries and ill-health that occur as a result of failing to manage health and safety.
- Have an awareness of the legal responsibilities placed on employers and employees when carrying out risk assessments.
- Understand each of the five key steps of the risk assessment process.
- Feel confident carrying out suitable and sufficient risk assessments of their workplace and work activities.
- Understand what needs to be considered when completing a COVID-19 risk assessment.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. 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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