What is a Risk Assessment and how to complete one?
A risk assessment is a systematic examination of a task, job or process that you carry out at work for the purpose of;
Identifying the significant hazards that are present (a hazard is something that has the potential to cause someone harm or ill health).
Deciding if what you have already done reduces the risk of someone being harmed to an acceptable level, and if not;
Deciding what further control measures you must take to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.
Risk Assessments should be carried out to ensure the Health & Safety of employees
Who should do risk assessments?
Risk assessments should always be carried out by a person who is experienced and competent to do so, competence can be expressed as a combination of Knowledge, Awareness, training, and experience. If necessary consult a more experienced member of staff or external professional help to assist with the risk assessment.
Remember competence does not mean you have to know everything about everything, competence also means knowing when you know enough or when you should call in further expert help.
Vision Safety, provide class room training on practical Risk Assessment
Duration - 1 day
Class room size 10 -12
At the completeion of the course delegates will be able to effectively complete Risk assessments in a variety of formats and understand, what other supporting documentation may be required, such as a PTW, Work Method Statements, Tool Box Talk