No one should be made ill or injured through their work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation covering health and safety in the workplace. It outlines the responsibilities of both the employer and employee in ensuring there is a safe working environment. One of your duties as an employers is assessing and managing risks, and this can be achieved by carryout risk assessments.
Overview – Risk Assessment Training
The course is arranged into fives modules:
- Identify hazards.
- Assess the risks.
- Control the risks.
- Record your findings.
- Review the controls.
On completion of the course you’ll be able to:
- Understand the importance of risk assessments and the principles of controlling risks.
- Understand how a risk assessment is undertaken and managed thereafter.
Risk Assessment Training Location / Duration
This course can be conducted externally, or onsite to minimise business disruption / downtime if required. The courses are on average half a day long. We recommend you allow 4-5 hours to complete the course. Starting times are flexible to meet the needs of your business operation. We are happy to conduct the course around the clock, during the evening or at weekends, etc. A small surcharge applies to courses conducted during out of hours times, see terms below.
Continuous assessment through the course.
Maximum Learners Per Tutor
The Health & Safety Awareness Course has a maximum ratio of 12:1
It is recommended that you, or your staff undertake refresher training every 3 years.
Health & Safety Awareness Course FAQ’s
The Health and Safety Executive’s Five steps to risk assessment.
Step 1: Identify the hazards.
Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how.
Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions.
Step 4: Record your findings and implement them.
Step 5: Review your risk assessment and update if. necessary.
The main purpose of a risk assessments is to improve workplace health and safety. To achieve this, the risk assessment process identifies workplace hazards to reduce or eliminate the risks they pose.
A risk assessment is a working document, so as your business activities change, information recorded in the risk assessment should be updated. If activities do not change, it is at your discretion to decide when to review your risk assessment. As a guide, it is recommended that risk assessments be reviewed on an annual basis.
Onsite Course Terms
In order for us to carry out the course on your premises, please check:
• Your premises is within the area on the map below. We can and are very happy to travel further to provide COSHH training, but please contact us for pricing and availability prior to purchasing. We aim to provide affordable training to all areas of the UK, but additional expenses may be charged if we don’t have a Health & Safety Trainer in your area.
• A small surcharge, invoiced prior to the course will be payable before the course start date if you require us to complete the course outside Mon-Fri, 0800-1800.
o Friday 1800 to Monday 0800, additional £20 per hour. E.g., Health & Safety Awareness course is 8 hours. Additional charge = £160.
o Weekdays, Monday to Thursday, 1800- 0800 on Friday, additional £15 per hour.
o Bank holidays, 0000-0000, additional £30 per hour.
• A room of sufficient size to conduct the practical elements of the training (please bear in mind social distancing for Covid-19 compliance). For 12 attendees room size should be larger than 36 square metres.
• A room which is large enough to use and clearly display a projector screen (we supply), and is free from distractions, noise, etc.
• Access to welfare facilities.
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