Risk assessment E-learning
A risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, considering what could go wrong, and deciding on suitable control measures. These control measures are designed to eliminate, reduce or minimize the risks of loss, damage or injury in the workplace.
A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. You are probably already taking steps to protect your employees, but your assessments will help you decide whether you have covered all you need to.
Think about how accidents and ill health could happen and concentrate on real risks – those that are most likely and which will cause the most harm.
For some risks, other regulations require particular control measures. Your assessment can help you identify where you need to look at certain risks and these particular control measures in more detail. These control measures do not have to be assessed separately but can be considered as part of, or an extension of, your overall assessment.
This course covers the basics around risk assessments. It is taken as part of the Level 3 Health & Safety qualification.
You will learn about
- Understand the principles of risk assessment
- Be aware of the hierarchy of control measures
- Be aware of the circumstances which require a specific assessment
- Understand the purpose and importance of a Permit to Work.
By working through the animated and voice-over slides you will be able to learn about the key points of assessment.
If you are looking for HSE advice on Risk Assessment then please go to their website