Helping you to focus on the risks that really matter
What is risk assessment training?
581,000 working people have sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey, carrying out risk assessments within your organisations can help you limit any injuries you or your employees may face.
Risk asessment training teaches you both what risk assessments are, as well as how and when to perform them. It provides you with an understanding of the benefits of comprehensive risk assessments and how to comply with basic legislation.
Is a risk assessment a legal requirement?
If you’re an employer or self-employed. 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. The purpose of the assessment is to identify what needs to be done to control health and safety risks.
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Why study with RoSPA?
Equip you with what really matters – the risks that have real potential to cause harm
Practically based expert tuition
Emphasis on practical exercises
What does risk assessment training cover?
This one-day risk assessment course will enable your business to comply with the legal requirement to carry out 'suitable and sufficient' assessments of the risk related to activities. There is no formal assessment, but delegates must successfully complete the entire course, including the practical exercise to receive a RoSPA certificate of training. The course covers the following:
- An introduction to risk assessment
- Legal requirements
- Objectives of risk assessments
- The five stages of risk assessment
- Practical exercises
When should a risk assessment be carried out?
There may be many reasons a risk assessment is needed, including:
- Before new processes or activities are introduced
- Before changes are introduced to existing processes or activities, including when products, machinery, tools, equipment change or new information concerning harm becomes available
- When hazards are identified
When should a risk assessment be reviewed?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says risk should be assessed "every time there are new machines, substances and procedures, which could lead to new hazards." Therefore an employer should carry out a risk assessment: whenever a new job brings in significant new hazards.
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