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This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Why Assess Risks?
- 2 When Should I Assess Risks?
- 3 The 5 Steps to Risk Assessment
- 4 Risk Assessment Tool
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.
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.
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.
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. Get this tool for free! Head over to My Risk Assessment to get this tool for free. Simply register and get instant access!
About this course
This online Risk Assessment training is designed to help businesses comply with Health and Safety regulations, as well as learn to and carry out structured risk assessments in the workplace.
Whatever sector your organisation operates in, risk assessments are a crucial part of ensuring employees are safe from harm and that workplace risks are anticipated and reduced as much as is reasonably possible.
By law, every employer must undertake this kind of assessment for health and safety risks within their working environment. This course gives a clear, structured overview of what a risk assessment is, as well as explaining each stage of how to perform one in a clear, step by step manner.
As well as helping with legal compliance, this course will show you how to assign ratings to workplace risks, as well as put appropriate control measures in place. Minimise the risks to your business and your employees today by getting instant access to our risk assessment training.
Our course is broken down into 4 sections; why you should assess the risks, when you should assess the risks, the 5 steps of risk assessment & the risk assessment tool you could use to carry out your assessment.
We also offer an accident reporting training course which complements this course perfectly.
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Risk Assessment Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Risk Assessment Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Risk Assessment Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
530 real user reviews
Allow option of reading
The content of the course was excellent. My only issue was that it did not allow the alternative of reading the information rather than watching the presentation. For most people the presentation will be the most effective method, but some people (e.g. many academic staff) are fast readers and very good at absorbing information and could complete the course more quickly by reading the information (which should include the diagrams etc).
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
The courses have given me more confidents about doing courses which is great thank you
very goood coarse brought me up to speed
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Good on-line course
Good course material.
Very easy to understand
I enjoyed this course - it was easy to understand and the short sections made it less dull! Thanks
This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars
Thorough and clear
It is aimed more at employers than at employees. It does not relate particularly to my job as a teacher. It seems longer than the others and quite repetitive.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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."