A legal requirement of a business owner is to undertake a ‘health check’ or risk assessment of their workplace to in order to identify potential dangers or risks to those working in that environment. More than a legal requirement, however, a risk assessment allows you to make provisions to protect your staff, your premises and your bottom line.
Can you tell me about the course?
This course will provide you with the necessary skills to undertake a risk assessment of your workplace and identify existing or potential issues within your business. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 outlines that such an assessment is a legal requirement for all employers – this course ensure you can meet that requirement.
The benefits of the course are vast; from the ability to lead and coordinate risk assessments for your own department or business, to understanding the legal implications of not undertaking one, the course will offer you the opportunity to massively develop your knowledge in this critical area of business.
Who should attend?
This course would suit many different roles – from business owners and employers to line managers and safety representatives. More comprehensively:
- Those responsible for the production or evaluation of risk assessments
- Safety representatives
- Safety committee member
- Insurance managers
Where can I attend?
The course can be delivered either on-site at your place of work (often the preferred choice for those who will be responsible for undertaking a risk assessment within their own business) or we can work with you to identify another venue in Derby that would be more suitable.
What will I get from this course?
Each of the following elements will be covered in this course:
- Legislation including Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Why risk assessments?
- Identifying the hazards
- Deciding who might be harmed and how
- Evaluating the risks and deciding on precautions
- Recording your findings and implementing them
- Reviewing and updating your risk assessment and update if necessary
How will I be assessed?
There is no formal examination for the risk assessment training course, however, you will be required to actively participate throughout the course – particularly during any practical sessions.
What is the cost of the course?