_Risk Assessment and Method Statements (UK)

Risk assessment and method statements

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states ‘Risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control risks in your workplace’. A risk assessment essentially will highlight any hazards that may affect the worker and suggest measures to minimise any harm. Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all types of workplaces.

Risk assessment awareness training teaches understanding of what risk assessment is, the approach, and how it may be conducted, in accordance with the HSE Management of Health and Safety Regulations (1999).

Our training course will teach you to explore what hazards are present in your workplace and how you or your colleagues might reduce any potential risk of injury by working out the safest possible approach to the task, and understand the different risks and how to manage them.

This course is suitable for:

  • It is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to make an assessment of the health and safety risks arising out of their work.  All industries, workplace areas, and premises must ensure they comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations (1999)
  • Anyone who wants a good level of knowledge relating to understanding the importance of safety

Course content includes:

  • Types of risk – where are yours?
  • Identifying risk levels
  • Risk tolerance – how to position yourself
  • Company process/procedure
  • What the company risk management plan looks like
  • How risk is recorded
  • Tools and practices
  • Colour coding risk
  • How we respond to risk
  • Probability matrix
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Creating an action plan

On completion delegates will understand:

  • Important definitions such as hazard, hazardous event, harm, and risk
  • The legal framework of legislation and standards that control risk assessment in the UK
  • Ill-health that happens as a result of not effectively managing health and safety
  • How to identify who may be harmed and how
  • The difference between quantitative and qualitative risk assessments
  • How to record and implement control options
  • The principles of prevention
  • The hierarchy of control options
  • A controlled step approach to risk assessment
  • The legal duties and accountabilities of employees, employers, and managers
  • How to write a risk assessment
  • Significant risk
  • What a COVID-19 risk assessment looks like
  • Different practices, procedures, and methods to control risk
  • How to put together a development plan

What's included in the course:

All courses include:

  • Collaborative learning tools to supercharge your understanding
  • Industry experts have been involved in developing the learning programmes to support you throughout the course and give you the best possible experience
  • Where there is a multiple-choice assessment to complete the course and a minimum pass requirement free resits will be available
  • We provide a certificate on successful completion to help grow your CV or aid with organisational compliance

Face-to-face and Virtual classroom:

  • Peer learning, allowing the group to explore a subject as they work together with fellow team members
  • Our workshops are highly interactive, and we select a range of activities for each session to build understanding e.g. role-play, observation, and reflection
  • Realtime feedback allowing you to transform your performance, your approach, and grow in confidence
  • Handouts and slides to allow you to reflect on your experience

2 Delivery options:

Virtual Classroom

x2 180 minute sessions

Face to Face Classroom

On client premises 1 day

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