Risk Assessment

Safety Statements - Structures and Format

  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Supervision and monitoring

Health and Safety - An Employee's Viewpoint

  • Employee's responsibilities
    • The responsibilities that employees have to themselves and others
  • Health and safety in the office
    • How to identify risks
    • Understanding health and safety in the working environment
    • Determining your optimum working position
    • Be able to recognise hazards
  • Health and safety in industry
    • Handling and transport
    • How to work safely with machines
    • Knowing the correct protective equipment
    • Being able to identify hazards
  • Lifting and carrying
    • Identify types of injury
    • Understand the role of mechanical aids
    • How to carry and lift safely
  • Fire and fire precautions
    • Identification of potential hazards
    • Understand basic procedures
    • Learn about different types of extinguishers
    • What to do in the case of evacuation
  • Accident and first aid procedures
    • Where to locate first aid equipment
    • Understand the basic procedures
    • Basic first aid
    • How to identity and locate first-aiders and safety representatives
  • Personal safety
    • How to avoid risks
    • Deal with aggression, and what to do in the case of an attack

The Safety System Cycle

  • Where risk assessment fits into the system for continuously improving safety performance

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

  • How to identify hazards
  • Understanding risk assessment and risk control
  • Assessing who to involve in the design of safety standards

Safety Audit at Documented Site

[In the training room]

  • Field-work - preparing for the safety audit
  • Reviewing the safety audit methodology
    • Interview techniques and open questions
    • Note-taking
  • Studying the current safety statement
  • Assigning trainees to teams

The selected site has a current safety statement

Field-work - Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

[On site by teams of 3 or 4]

  • Identifying the hazards and evaluating their severity
  • Assessing the associated risks and evaluating their likelihood of occurrence
  • Noting the precautions in place and their effectiveness
  • Identifying possible additional precautions

Field-work - Documenting the Risk Assessment Exercise

[In the training room]

  • Reviewing the findings
  • Documenting agreed findings in risk statement forms
  • Actions necessary to effect recommended changes

Safety Audit at Un-documented Site

[In the training room]

  • Field-work - preparing for the safety audit
  • Reviewing the safety audit methodology
  • Identifying likely hazards
  • Assigning trainees to teams

The selected site has no current safety statement

Field-work - Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

[On site by teams of 3 or 4]

  • Identifying the hazards and evaluating their severity
  • Assessing the associated risks and evaluating their likelihood of occurrence
  • Noting the precautions in place and their effectiveness
  • Identifying possible additional precautions

Field-work - Documenting the Risk Assessment Exercise

[In the training room]

  • Reviewing the findings
  • Documenting agreed findings in risk statement forms
  • Agree that recommended precautions do "all that is reasonably practicable"
  • Actions necessary to effect recommended changes

Programme summary and evaluation

This includes a question and answer session.