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General Risk Assessment

Outcome

Each participant will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of high standards of health and safety at work and their role in maintaining the standards
  • Identify workplace health and safety legislation applicable to their work activities
  • Outline the main factors affecting health and safety at work
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of risk assessment and the ‘5 step’ methodology
  • Clearly understand how to carry out a basic risk assessment and/or know how to interpret general assessments provided by your organisation
  • Extend general assessments by personally carrying out dynamic evaluations of work activities that are unique to the particular workplace and adding further risk-control measures or seeking advice from managers

Course content:

  • Humanitarian, Economic, Legal reasons why health and safety is important
  • Current health and safety statistics
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974etc – Duties of employers, employees, self employees and co-operation/co-ordination with contractors
  • Regulations supporting the HASWA 1974 Act
  • Reactive and Proactive safety management
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Internal and external sources of information
  • Suitable and sufficient assessment of Risk and the ‘5 steps’ methodology
  • Environmental, Occupational, Human and Organisational Factors
  • Occupational Health Factors
  • General and Dynamic Assessments.  Specific assessments for high risk activities
  • Effective control measures
  • Practical risk assessment activity

 

Duration:     3 hours

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