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ZGT-53 Workplace Risk Assessor

This new risk assessment training course was created in response to industry requirements for all employees to be risk aware. Although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves, they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected always to act to protect their own health and safety and that of others.

Key Features

Course Duration1 day

Instructor Ratio10:1

Certification3 years

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Who's it For?

Anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.

What's Included?

  • General introduction
  • The main causes of injuries and ill health and the
    need for their prevention
  • The main costs of accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society
  • Definitions of ‘accident’, ‘occupational health and safety’, ‘risk assessment’, ‘hazard’, ‘risk’ and ‘control measure’
  • Examples of occupational, environmental and human factors affecting health and safety
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Reasons for using risk assessment
  • Quantification, rating and prioritising of risk
  • General requirement to assess risks with reference to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Risk assessment in practice
  • Stages involved in a risk assessment
  • Identification of hazards in various working environments
  • Identification of people or items at risk
  • Identification of common risks which require
    specialised assessment
  • Control measures
  • Practical exercise: participants carry out a risk assessment, demonstrating the ability to analyse a situation, collect information and make appropriate judgements and records

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