Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- IOSH & CPD approved
- Complete this online course in just 35 minutes
- Free Risk Assessment tool as standard
- Store and access your training records and completed risk assessments in the iHasco LMS
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Risk Assessment Training - Workplace Risks Course Contents
1. Why Assess Risks?
In the first section we look at why you should do risk assessments, including the legal, moral and financial reasons. It emphasises that, without a structured process, it’s easy to miss risks if you have lots of different responsibilities. And risks can also be missed through over-familiarity with the workplace.
2. When Should I Assess Risks?
Here, we define what risks and hazards are and look at how risk can depend on many things.
Risk Assessments may NOT always be necessary, so we explain how you decide whether one IS needed and when you need to do risk assessments again.
3. The 5 Steps to Risk Assessment
This section explains exactly how to do a risk assessment using a simple 5 step process.
It takes you through each column of a standard risk assessment form explaining what should go into that column and how to fill it in.
It gives examples and explains how to organise a plan of action to deal with hazards you find.
4. Risk Assessment Tool
This is a simple-to-use interactive tool which can be used to create your own Risk Assessments. It uses short summary reminders from section 3 to help you fill out each column of the risk assessment form.
Your risk assessments are saved and can be accessed either from within this programme or directly through the LMS.
Test & Certificate
This Risk Assessment Training - Workplace Risks course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Risk Assessments in the Workplace
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Risk Assessments provide a structured way of looking at risks and help create a plan of action to deal with them. Whatever the size of your company, you are legally obliged to assess the risks. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require Risk Assessments to be completed by all employers and self-employed people.
Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of – (a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and (b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.
Risk Assessment training is a crucial part of ensuring that your employees are constantly up to date with the changing risks associated with their work. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also stipulate that, "any assessment [...] shall be reviewed by the employer or self-employed person who made it if –
(a) there is a reason to suspect that it is no longer valid; or
(b) there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates; and where as a result of any such review changes to an assessment are required, the employer or self-employed person concerned shall make them."