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Health & Safety Risk Assessment

Event/course Code HLTH 19/016
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction The latest Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive for 2017/18 show:

• 144 workers were killed at work (2017/18)
• 609,000 of workers suffered injuries
• 31.2 million days were lost due to work related illness and workplace injury

The above statistics and more information can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website

There obviously is a significant financial and moral cost to these sorts of incidents occurring. Risk assessment is a fundamental tool, which, when used effectively, can drive down accidents and incidents of work related ill health.

This one-day course will provide participants with an overall understanding of risk assessment, including its purpose, legal context and the process involved. The session is appropriate for staff who are involved in or leading on risk assessments in their organisation.

Delegates should bring a copy of their own Risk Assessment document(s) to the training to be used in practical activities.
Event Content This interactive course, using a variety of teaching aids, is a must for any member of staff involved in any way in health and safety. From fire safety, to classroom safety, to the use of equipment, risk assessments need to be completed for a variety of aspects of working life. Even if staff are already completing risk assessments this course is a great way of developing their assessment skills and also giving them opportunity to discuss any concerns.

The course has one topic to focus on and that is risk assessment. The course material is broken down into the following clearly defined sections:

• Definitions of hazard and risk
• Accident statistics, including financial and moral cost of accidents
• The law
• How to undertake an assessment
• Evaluating risk
• Managing and controlling risk

In addition to the above the moral, legislative and financial reasons for maintaining high standards of Health and Safety will be shared and understood along with the concept of hazard and risk. On completion of the ‘Risk Assessment’ course, the participant will have the knowledge and understanding to undertake risk assessments. The course will contribute to a good ‘skills toolbox’ for those that need to build up their health and safety professional development portfolio.

Recent feedback form the course has been as follows :

“it helped me to have my eyes open and see any possible danger and it's consequences clearly, also it helped my setting to update risk assessments and change a way we do them”
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

• Identify the need for risk assessment from a legal, moral and financial perspective
• Explain the terms hazard, risk, likelihood and severity
• Recognise the Quantum of Risk; a balance of risk versus cost, time effort, etc.
• Recognise hazards and how to manage them
• Follow the 5 steps to risk assessment and have the confidence to undertake a risk assessment
Trainers Richard Beale / Charlotte Collyer
Expiry Date Tuesday 14 June 2022
Course categories Health and Safety
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Friday 14 June 201909:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL