Conducting Risk Assessments

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Conducting Risk Assessments

This course is for staff only and is delivered by the Health & Safety Unit. This half-day course ensures that anyone involved in the process has the depth of understanding necessary to carry out the risk assessment process.
Employers and the self-employed have a legal duty to assess the risks to health and safety of all who may be affected by what they do in the workplace.

Anyone who carries out risk assessments must have the competence to do so. (Competence is measured through training, qualifications and experience).

Course Content

  • Health and Safety Law Overview
  • The Cost of Accidents
  • Hazard Spotting (Activity 1)
  • Principles of Risk Assessment
  • Aston University Risk Assessment Methodology
  • Risk Assessment of University Underground Roadway (Activity 2)
  • Safe Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Review and Summary

This course does not cover COSHH Risk Assessments, Manual Handling Risk Assessments or Noise or Vibration Assessments as these are specific areas for which further training would be required.

Training requests in relation to the above subject areas should be discussed with the Safety Office.

Outcomes :

This course introduces the candidate to many aspects of risk assessment and is intended to promote competence in conducting risk assessments and preparing Safe Operating Procedures.

Candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the legal requirements for conducting risk assessments
  • Identify the aims of conducting risk assessments within organisations
  • Implement the University‚Äôs risk assessment methodology
  • Conduct workplace risk assessments

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for staff given the responsibility for conducting risk assessments within the workplace.
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21/10/2014, 10:00-12:00
Location : MB727
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