This course, which can be delivered in-house, has been designed to provide managers and relevant employees with the knowledge and skills to manage risk and carry out risk assessments in the workplace. It will assist management in fulfilling their legal responsibility to carry out risk assessments under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
The course is highly interactive and assists participants in identifying specific workplace hazards while providing an update on current legislation. A step by step approach is taken in examining the risk assessment process which equips learners with an increased level of awareness when assessing their own workplace. Suitable methods of controlling hazards are considered and discussed, including the hierarchy of control.
A practical hands-on session is also included where learners are given the opportunity to complete risk assessments applicable to their own premises and real-life situations.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
List the benefits of health and safety procedures in the workplace
Identify the legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee
Recognise common workplace hazards
Outline the risk assessment process
Describe methods of controlling workplace hazards
Complete a workplace risk assessment
Unit 1: Introduction to Health and Safety
What is health and safety?
Benefits of health and safety
Workplace injuries and fatalities
Reasons to manage health and safety
Consequences of poor health and safety
Unit 2: Health and Safety Legislation
Current workplace legislation
Responsibilities of the employer
Responsibilities of the employee
Legal requirement for safety statement
Unit 3: Risk Assessment
What is a hazard?
What is risk?
Common workplace hazards
Risk assessment process
Risk assessment matrix
Reducing the risk
Hierarchy of control
Review and update
Unit 4: Practical Application
Risk assessment template
Specific work hazards
Practical session on completion of risk assessments
Who is the course intended for?
The course is suitable for managers and relevant employees who are new to risk management or for those who wish to update their existing knowledge.
Do I need to have previous health and safety training to complete the course?
No previous training is required to complete the course as a step by step approach is taken when applying risk assessment principles to the workplace.
Benefits of Risk Management Training
This course assists employers, and those responsible for risk assessment, in meeting their legal responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. It is suitable for managers and employees who are new to risk management or for those who wish to refresh their existing knowledge.
It is relevant to all industries and workplace environments and our in house training courses can be tailored to suit individual workplaces.
The course is particularly beneficial in that it allows learners to engage in a practical session where the risk assessment process can be examined in a manner that is relevant to the learner’s workplace situation and experiences.
This provides participants with a renewed confidence when addressing health and safety issues in their own work environment.