COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Risk Management Training

Provides a practical and evidence based approach to managing risk from COVID-19 in the workplace.

About Course

The COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Risk Management Training can be tailored to suit your training requirements and industry specific business needs.

The course will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to help prevent the spread of infection in the workplace, and protect their health and well-being as well as that of others who they may come in contact with.

The training course will cover the importance of preventing exposure to COVID-19 by identifying and writing down foreseeable hazards from COVID-19. Motivational issues such continual engagement of workers, senior management leadership, implementing and continually maintaining a preventative workplace safety philosophy will be reinforced.

Completion of this course will give learners the knowledge to manage the risk of COVID-19 in their workplace.

Who is this training course intended for?

This course is suitable for employees with the responsibility to prevent the spread of infection in the workplace, and protect the health and well-being of others who they may come in contact with as well as their own.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • An overview of risk control strategies for COVID-19
  • Practical tools to identify workplace hazards from COVID-19
  • Workplace control measures to prevent infection from COVID-19
  • Emergency procedures for COVID-19 containment
  • Management methods to ensure COVID-19 prevention

Course Content

Unit 1: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Methods for COVID-19
  • A brief overview of consensus scientific knowledge on the Covid-19 virus, routes of entry, transmissibility and infectivity
  • Practical Covid-19 related hazard identification methods including; Visual Inspection, Scenario Analysis, What if methods, Task Analysis of the total production line (supply chains, materials delivery, production, & dispatch)
  • Brainstorming for worst case analysis, fault & event trees and Bow Tie Analysis, focus groups and Delphi based methods including subject document analysis
  • Responsibility of daily worker in the hazard identification procedures for Covid-19
  • Preliminary risk assessment of current Covid-19 control measures
  • Importance of writing down all identified and foreseeable Covid-19 related hazards for organisational risk registers
Unit 2: Management Control Strategies
  • Duties required for COVID-19 under Health & Safety legislation and new COVID-19 legislation
  • Appointing a Covid-19 Safety Officer as the lead for infection prevention and control
  • Responsibilities of the Covid-19 Safety Officer
  • Implementing daily, weekly and monthly checks
  • Updating, writing and communicating all Covid-19 control measures and policies
  • Techniques to maintain vigilance and diligence as well as preventing stress and burnout
  • Business interruption issues including; staff shortages, removing and laying off non-essential staff
Unit 3: Employer and Worker Engagement and Communication
  • Establishing a preventative mind set in all employees using modern evidence based workplace safety techniques such as; Resilience, Safety Culture, Human Factors and Error Reduction
  • Appointing deputies for all employees with designated Covid-19 duties
  • Importance of “shop floor” & supervisor involvement
  • Perception and fear of Covid-19 when entering the workplace
  • Risk communication methods and using trustworthy sources of information
Unit 4: Infection Control
  • Sanitisation, disinfection and cleaning schedules for surfaces and equipment
  • Identifying locations and dealing with surfaces receiving frequent touching and hand contact
  • The importance of hand washing, drying and alcohol based hand rubs
  • Coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Social distancing, self-isolation, self-reporting symptoms and taking worker temperatures
  • Appropriate waste disposal, double bagging, 72 hour wait or using clinical waste streams
Unit 5: PPE
  • Recommended PPE for droplet, contact and airborne transmission
  • Surgical masks and respirators with FFP2/3 or N95 designation
  • Ensuring correct PPE fitting
  • Disposable gloves, gowns, aprons, tissues and waste disposal
  • Good hygiene practice regarding eating, drinking, smoking, cosmetics and personal skin care
  • PPE for waste disposal employees
Unit 6: Emergency Response Plans
  • Clear and practiced procedures in the event of unexpected sneezes or coughs, possible contamination episodes or employees reporting symptoms at work
  • Achieving a devolved and rapid evaluation of infection risk based using; site inspections, analysing symptoms and risk assessing any procedures likely to result in further exposure to infectious respiratory droplets, aerosols or cross contamination
  • The use of isolation rooms complete with PPE and hygiene facilities for suspected cases
  • The importance of employee training and practicing all emergency scenarios under real world conditions

Course Delivery Method

This course is delivered through a workshop that introduces theory which is then supported and developed through reflection, discussion and activity.

The workshop can be delivered via instructor-led traditional classroom, on-site and in-house or online live virtual classroom – you choose.

This programme can be customised and tailored for in-house delivery and incorporate reference to your particular organisations policy, procedures, practices and documentation. Please contact us if you would like further information about customised training.

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