Risk Assessment online course providing the knowledge needed to undertake appropriate risk assessments.
Taking around 45 minutes to complete, a CPD-accredited Risk Assessment certificate is emailed on successful completion.
RISK ASSESSMENT COURSE
This Risk Assessment course online provides the knowledge needed to undertake appropriate risk assessments.
Employers cannot create a safe workplace without first considering what hazards are present, and how to reduce the chance these hazards causing an injury.
Therefore, UK health and safety regulations require all employers to undertake ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessments.
This online Risk Assessment course includes a verifiable, CPD-accredited certificate.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Everyone tasked with undertaking risk assessments or generally improving workplace safety.
On completion of this Risk Assessment course online learners will know:
- Key Terminology
- Risk Assessment Legislation
- How to complete a Risk Assessment
- Risk Assessment Best-Practice
- Common Workplace Hazards to Assess
- Why Monitor & Review Risk Assessments
UNIT 1 | DEFINITIONS AND LEGISLATION
In this first unit we define the key terminology of risk assessments and explain the underpinning legal requirements. The Unit headings are:
- What does Risk Assessment mean?
- Hazards and Risks
- Example of Hazards and Risks
- Near Misses and Accidents
- Causes of accidents
- Risk Assessment Law
- Hazard-specific Legislation
- Managing Health and Safety
UNIT 2 | THE RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS
In this second unit we explain how to conduct a risk assessment, setting this out in five easy steps. To support you in completing a risk assessment effectively, we look at some common hazards. We also outline the importance of ongoing monitoring of your risk assessments. The Unit Headings are:
- The Purpose of Risk Assessment
- Conducting Risk Assessments
- Five Steps To Easy Risk Assessment
- Step 1: Identify the hazards
- Common Hazards
- Risk/Hazard Identification and Reporting
- Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how?
- Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
- Mitigating Risk
- Hierarchy of Control
- Step 4: Record your findings and implement them
- Step 5: Review your assessment and update if necessary
- Method Statement
UNIT 3 | QUIZ
- Help employers create safer and healthier workplaces by developing the competence to undertake workplace risk assessments effectively
- Help employers comply with health and safety regulations
At the end of the online Risk Assessment course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate.
If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £9. The Risk Assessment certificate is valid for 3 years
- Up to date with UK legislation
- Memorable, motion-graphic training
- Learner assignment and reporting dashboard
- CPD accredited, verifiable certificate on completion
- Learn anywhere with an internet connection
- Carbon neutral training solution
RISK ASSESSMENT TERMINOLOGY
What is a risk?
RISK is the chance of an incident occurring due to a specific hazard.
What is a hazard?
A HAZARD is a potential source of harm or adverse health effect on a person.
What is a risk assessment?
Risk assessment is a process where hazards are identified, and common-sense steps are taken to reduce the chance of the hazard causing an incident.
The risk assessment process has 5 steps.
- Identify the hazards
- Decide who might be harmed and how
- Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
- Record your findings and implement them
- Review your assessment and update if necessary
What are the legal requirements for risk assessments?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires organisations to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of its employees.
This means taking reasonable steps to protect employee’s safety and health.
Various regulations have been published the provide specific guidance on how the HSE Act should be applied.
One example are the Managing Health and Safety Regulation 1999. Here employers are required to undertake risk assessments and if you employ 5 or more people your risk assessment must be written down.