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Introduction to Risk Assessment Training

The Introduction to Risk Assessment training is a video-based e-learning course containing interactive learning with real life examples and a module-by-module assessment.
The course is aimed at any employees who may be involved in identifying or managing risk in the workplace as well as those involved in implementing and undertaking risk assessments.

  • Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
  • High Quality Training Experience
  • Certificate available upon completion
  • Includes an example HSE Risk Assessment Template
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes

*Annual price per unit 

£25.00

Discounts for larger volume and multi-year subscription purchases.
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About the course

The Introduction to Risk Assessment Training course looks closely at risk assessment – the systematic method of looking at work activities and considering what causes significant harm to people, property or the environment. The most important purpose of risk assessments is to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities.

Aims of the course

At the end of this course, candidates will have an understanding of what a risk assessment is and how to complete one. To achieve this the course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies. It will then go on to provide practical advice on how to identify hazards and analyse risk before finishing off by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessment.

Who is this online training course for?

This course is suitable for any employees who may be involved in identifying or managing risk in the workplace as well as those involved in implementing and undertaking risk assessments.

Course content

1The Basics

What a risk assessment is, why they are important, how to complete one. Setting priorities, objectives and controls. Reducing, eliminating or preventing risk and physical controls. Safe systems of work and PPE. Why should a business undertake a risk assessment? Training staff to carry out a risk assessment, what should it cover? Organisation specifics and those more who are more vulnerable.

2Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law

3 main forms of regulation – Guidance, Approved Codes of Practice, Regulations (legal requirements). Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (2002), Maula Handling Operations (1992), Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (2002), Personal Protective Equipment at Work (1992), Display Screen Equipment (1992) The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) – statutory duties – written policies, employee cooperation. Liability for negligence and claiming for injury.

3The Risk Strategy

Choosing the right strategy for the situation – avoidance, transference, reducing the risk (determining severity of potential hazards), accepting the risk. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment – reasonable person test. Risk reduction process, balancing the risk and the cost. Information, Instruction, Training and Supervision. Competency – Knowledge, Experience, Personal Ability, Training (KEPT). Suitable and Sufficient. *Includes example HSE Risk Assessment Template*.

4Identifying Hazards

5 Step Risk Assessment Process – identify hazards associated with activity, identify who could be harmed by the hazards, identify how you currently manage the risks and what further steps might be needed to further reduce the risks, record the findings and inform those at risk, review regularly. Differences between hazards and risks. How risks are classified. Hazards – what are they? An in depth look at hazards and ‘What if?’ Analysis. Tips for identifying critical hazard points. The Hazard Burden – reduction and increased likelihood. Questions you should ask when planning and reviewing your processes.

5Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks

Determining who and what might be harmed when completing a risk assessment. Looking at what might be harmed. Evaluating the risks. Individual activities, accident reports, records, ranking activities. Deciding if a risk is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP), exercising judgement about good practice.

6The Practicalities of Assessing Risk

Categories of risk. Considering the likelihood of injury – example values and using a risk matrix. Safe Systems of Work – documenting how work should be done, standardising working practices, collating and distributing information. Hierarchy of Controls – prioritising preventative measures. The 4 Ps – premises, plant and materials, procedures and people.

7Recording and Reviewing

Recording your findings, legal requirements, templates. Suitability and sufficiency. Reviewing your risk assessment – changes, improvements, problems.

8Management and Responsibilities

Who does what? Workers Responsibilities – an in depth look at the involvement of various employees.

You may also be interested in learning about Lone Worker Personal Safety Training, Home Working Training or Time Management Training. Alternatively, you can take a look at our full library of Health & Safety Online Training Courses.

Ready-to-go online training

This module is ready-to-go and you could be up and running in a matter of minutes. If you’re still unsure, learn more about the benefits of RealSense’s ready-to-go online training or simply ask us for a demo. We can help you get started and remember our support team are always on hand if you need them.

What do you get?

Our course(s), designed by topic specialists, are simple and easy to use and can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. You will get unlimited 24/7 access to the learning platform, your resources, digital training record and access to your certificate is available upon completion.

When purchasing for larger groups of people, remember that our onboarding process can help setup the platform to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

If you cannot find the answer to your query in our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like a quote, a chat through your training requirements or just need some technical help then our support team are here to help. Contact us today.

How is it delivered?

Modules are delivered via our online learning platform, Activbase or available in alternative formats for use on a customer’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Once payment has been received, you will be sent an email from RealSense confirming your purchase followed by a separate email from our Activbase Learning Platform with details on how to access your course(s). Access is available 24/7 for the duration of your license. Customers requiring a different course format e.g. SCORM for use on their own LMS, please contact us with your requirements.

Introduction to Risk Assessment Training

Upon successful course completion, a certificate of achievement is available and or automatically added to a learner’s digital record. 

Digital certificate – print, download, store

The certificate itself includes the learner’s name, course title, completion score / result, completion date and any marks of approval, accreditation authorities, and or distribution partners. It can be downloaded, stored or printed.

Learning records

When using our platform Activbase, learning records are available 24/7 for review, tracking progress and access to certificates. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results. This and additional data such as associated CPD, standards and qualifications are logged and available for information insights and management reporting – a powerful resource for tracking compliance as well as monitoring learning pathways.

Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you will need to check those systems log learning activity appropriate to your training needs.

 

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Product Specification

This module is designed to operate on industry standard multimedia PC compatible computers / laptops and or mobile devices with a suitable processor e.g. 2.0GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM or higher. A good reliable internet connection is required of at least 3Mb+/sec.

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SCORM / AICC LMS

Our standard courses conform to SCORM / AICC (and TinCan) e-learning standards and have been successfully delivered on over 30 different learning management systems worldwide.

Activbase Online

Activbase is our own simple and easy to use learning platform for administrating, distributing and managing training. Our video based courses are streamed via our Activbase platform.

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Most of our products are available on devices including Tablet, iPAD, smartphone or deliverable via media such as CD-ROM, USB memory stick and more. Let us know what you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pre-sale - Have a question about price, discounts, customising, demos, access?

Q: How do I access the online learning course?

A: The course is accessed via our own Activbase learning platform, or can be made available as a SCORM object for you to upload to your own Learning Management System.

Q: What if I would like to add or change some of the content to make it more specfic to my organisation?

A: We can swiftly tailor courses to suit your specific training needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

Q: Is it possible to arrange a demo?

A: Yes, of course. If you would like to have a demo of a course or the Activbase Learning Platform then simply contact our team who will be able to arrange a demo for you.

Q: I represent an organisation with lots of employees we would like to train. Can your solution manage that? How much will it cost? Is there a discount when buying for a large workforce?

A: Our digital learning solutions are suitable for small, medium and large organisations. The solution is scalable so you can purchase for an individual or for a large organisation. We have an affordable pricing structure with discounts available for larger volumes. Simply let us know what courses you would like, how many employees you wish to train and we can tailor a package to suit your specific training needs. Simply ask us for a quote.

What is Activbase?

Activbase is a simple and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) from RealSense that you can use to access your online learning courses. It provides hosting, administration, distribution and tracking of learning activities from a single cloud based platform. Find out more about the features and benefits of Activbase.

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Q: I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

A: If you have forgotten or lost your Activbase password, you can request a password reset through our learning platform, Activbase.

Records and certificates - Is the course accredited? What if i fail? Can I download my certificate?

Q: Is the course accredited?

Most of our courses are accredited by relevant authorities / approval bodies applicable to the course such as CPD, RoSPA or IIRSM. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any specific standard / approval requirements.

Q: Will I get a certificate?

All courses come with a certificate of achievement in recognition of completing the course successfully. A digital record is stored with each learner’s history and certificates are available for access and download.

Q: What if I fail my course?

If you do not achieve the pass rate for the course then you will be given the opportunity to review the training content and attempt the assessment again. With some of the video based courses, the course may be locked on a third failed attempt, subject to a review by your organisation administrator of a member of the RealSense support team.

I have another question, can you help?

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Introduction to Risk Assessment Training
Introduction to Risk Assessment Training
£25.00