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Health and Safety law and the HSE requires you to take reasonable measures to protect everyone in your workplace from harm. In particular, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 legally require employers to identify the hazards in their workplace and put in place measures to control the health and safety risks they pose.
A key part of protecting your workforce and users is completing a risk assessment. The five step risk assessment process involves identifying the hazards associated with a specific task or working environment, evaluating the risk and their potential to cause harm and deciding on suitable and sufficient control measures. Certain risks may require a dedicated type of risk assessment, such as a fire risk assessment or COVID-19 risk assessment.
This workplace risk assessment course will cover how to do a risk assessment, and is suitable for anyone who is responsible for managing health and safety at work. It is also ideal for anyone who works in a high-risk environment and needs to understand how risks are assessed and how they can protect themselves from harm at work.
Meets the requirements of HSE, CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine, Exor, SMAS and other SSIPs.
Assessing the risks present in your workplace is an essential part of any safety management system and can help to prevent your employees and the people on your premises from experiencing harm. This course provides an introduction to risk assessments, and will help you to understand how to write these assessments for your workplace and use them for risk management. This is important in order to protect your workforce and comply with health and safety law, such as the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Recording your findings from a risk assessment is a legal requirement if you employ five or more people, but is strongly recommended for organisations of any size. A simple risk assessment template to help you do this is used as part of this course.
The learning outcomes for this online course include:
This module will cover:
In this module, learners will explore:
In this module, learners will be guided through the start of a risk assessment for their own workplace. The template and process used in this module can then be used to continue this assessment at a later date.
Click the link above for a short 2m 40s video taken from the Risk Assessment Training course showing the course summary, modules, resources and slides from the course.
It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.
All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 12 multiple choice questions and need to answer a minimum of 9 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be retaken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.
If you are looking for further training in managing health and safety in the workplace, consider taking our Level 3 Workplace Health and Safety course, which covers a range of additional information such as hazard identification, incident investigation and performance measurement that will help you to better protect your workforce. We also offer a course on COVID-19 Workplace Preparedness, which will help you carry out a workplace risk assessment for coronavirus.
Successful candidates will receive a IIRSM Certificate and 2 CPD Credits.
This course certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training or this type of course. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years. We would recommend refreshing knowledge as and when legislation or guidance changes applicable to these regulations.
All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.
Online Risk Assessment Training Course - System requirements
Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.
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For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.
After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.
The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.
If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.
We know how difficult it can be choosing online training, we have been there ourselves! That is why we are giving free access to all our health and safety training courses (excluding exams) so you can try them out and satisfy yourself with the quality.
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