This interactive and highly informative training course covers all the basics of risk assessment. On completion of the course, delegates will know how to complete a risk assessment so that it helps to manage risks in a sensible way whilst still meeting the legal requirement.
The course uses a variety of teaching and learning techniques including case studies, discussion and practical exercises to help ensure that delegates really get to grips with this important aspect of safety management. Of key importance is that delegates are able to produce valid risk assessments that do not just ‘tick boxes’ but which actually help in making the workplace safer and more efficient.
Risk assessment has been a legal requirement since 1992, yet it has been estimated that 80% of risk assessments still don’t come up to the legal standard. So there are, quite literally, accidents waiting to happen in many workplaces.
Why Do This Course?
Do your risk assessments confuse hazards with risks and activities (for example, wrongly stating that ‘working at height’ or ‘manual handling’ are hazards)?
Do your assessments group workers, visitors, members of the public and contractors together, assuming their exposure to risk is the same?
Do your assessors use the right range of information to arrive at justifiable and sensible conclusions or do you find yourself completing the assessment as a procedural step without it adding any real value to your business?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” the chances are that you are failing to properly manage the risks and your organisation could face enforcement action such as an improvement notice and charges of £124 per hour by the enforcement authority.
An accurate risk assessment will help you identify risks and produce realistic control measures to reduce the chances of a loss-making event. A poor risk assessment will often result in over-the-top solutions and be exploited by enforcing officers or claimant lawyers in personal injury proceedings. This course will help you to produce sensible assessments of risk that come up with practical, workable solutions that do not stand in the way of what your organisation exists to do, but instead complements its operations.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone involved in the risk assessment process, those who have never carried out assessments before and as a useful refresher for those who have.
Griffin’s Risk Assessment course gives you the tools to conduct high quality risk assessments, which in turn will help your company to ensure the safety of staff and reduce the opportunities for accidents to occur while remaining on the right side of the law.
- The legal requirements for risk assessment
- Hazard identification and who might be harmed
- Assessing vulnerable groups like pregnant workers and disabled personnel
- Selection of control measures
- Recording and reviewing your assessment