Course Description

The law says that employers must assess and control the risks in their workplace. They need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether they are doing enough to prevent that harm.

Employers can appoint someone to help them meet their health and safety duties but ultimately they are responsible for the health and safety in their business.

Hence why it is strongly recommended that staff responsible to carry out an H&S risk assessment has received the appropriate training for them to become a competent person which is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety.

This course is suitable for anyone who is responsible for undertaking risk assessments at their organisation, across a wide range of industries. It introduces the candidate to many aspects of the risk assessment and will give delegates indispensable insight and guidance into the application of these legal requirements in the workplace. This includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the key areas of workplace health and safety.

At the end of the session, participants will learn that the fundamental skill to risk assessments is to prioritise risks and then focus on areas where the consequences of hazards are most severe. It really isn’t any more complicated than that.

Learning Outcomes

After this one-day course staff will be able to:

  • Understand their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and those of their employer’s
  • Understand the definition of a hazard and be able to identify common hazards in the workplace and at home
  • Understand the definition of risk & how to control risk
  • Know the 5 steps of risk assessment
  • Understand the financial implications of incidents

The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment, designed to test learners’ understanding of the course, allowing delegates to return to the workplace and embed the learning further until deemed competent within their organisation’s guidelines and protocols. A certificate will be issued after successful completion of the training course.


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