Assessing Risk (Risk Assessment Course)

£20 + VAT

In our Assessing Risk course you will learn that everyday of your life, you are assessing the risks around you, whether you are aware of it or not and you will look at some examples of this in our online course. You will consider the difference between hazards, near misses and incidents and look at preventing and controlling risks in your workplace.

All about this course

Our Assessing Risk course is suitable for anyone working in any type of work environment.

Throughout this Assessing Risk course, you will learn that it is a legal requirement to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees. You will also explore the two main pieces of health and safety legislation, as well as the six-pack regulations that were introduced due to EU directives.

For a risk assessment to be effective in reducing the risks, it must identify the hazards that are foreseeable and significant. In this course you will learn about the nine principles of prevention and how these are very similar to a hierarchy, and that more than one principle can be used to reduce the risks.

Employers must consider the principles of prevention in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 when controlling the risks.

You will explore that elimination is the best option, as it eliminates the hazards and risks, which is part of a five-step approach that is recommended by the HSE.

At the end of this Assessing Risk course you will learn that a method statement and a permit to work are often included as part of a safe system of work. As well as acknowledging that employees, and others, should be informed about the hazards, risks, control measures and emergency procedures.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Covers all relevant legislation and risk assessment methods
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction – In our first unit you will be introduced to assessing risk and will look at the importance of risk assessments. You will look at what hazards and risks are. You will consider the difference between hazards, near misses and accidents. You will consider why the removal of hazards is vital in accident prevention. You will look at the legal, moral and financial reasons for why risk assessments should be in place. Finally, you will look at preventing and controlling risks and consider the importance of risk management.
Unit 2 – The law with regard to risk assessment – In this unit, you will be introduced to the laws regarding risk assessment. You will look at the legal requirements surrounding health and safety. You will learn about the penalties for not complying with health and safety legislation. You will explore the two main pieces of health and safety legislation: the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. You will focus on employer and employee duties under this legislation.
Unit 3 – Effective risk assessments – In this unit, you will consider the importance of ensuring that risk assessments are effective in reducing the risks. You will explore the five steps of risk assessment, as well as looking at each of the five steps in more detail so that you have an understanding of how to do a risk assessment and what the requirements are.
Unit 4 – The hierarchy of control options – In this final unit of our Assessing Risk course, you will be introduced to the hierarchy of control and will look at the five options. You will explore each of the options in further detail to gain an understanding of how the hierarchy can be applied when looking at control measures. You will look at safe systems of work in further detail. You will consider what they are and will look at some examples of other applicable systems.

Assessing Risk (Risk Assessment Course)