Helping you to take steps to a safer and healthier environment!
This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment.
Anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.
This Principles of Risk Assessment was created in response to industry requirements for all employees to be risk aware. Although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves, they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and safety and that of others.
Ability to contribute both to the maintenance of a safe work environment and to the process of formal risk assessment
Understand the principles of risk assessment including;
- hazards, risks and control measures
- the five steps of risk assessment
-the hierarchy of control
-risk assessment review and record keeping
This qualification provides a thorough understanding of the main categories of accidents and ill health, their socio-economic costs and the benefits of good health and safety management.
Designed for anyone with a responsibility to conduct risk assessments, such as:
A properly implemented programme of risk assessments can assist in the prevention of injuries, fatalities, property damage incidents and other losses. This not only helps to prevent human loss and suffering, but also assists the effective management and finance of any business or organisation.
Following the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers with five or more employees also need to record the significant findings of the risk assessment.
- Conduct risk assessments (with the necessary technical knowledge in relation to the activities/environments/issues)
- Organise and implement a risk assessment programme
- Participate in the identification of specific training needs for the activities being assessed
- Assist employers in meeting legal requirements and promote improved standards of health and safety within their organisation
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