Introduction to Risk Assessments – Level 1

Risk Assessments
  • Duration: 2 hours

Synopsis of  Introduction to Risk Assessments

Risk Assignments is identifying and analysing potential (future) events that may negatively impact individuals, assets, and/or the environment. It is also making judgements “on the tolerability of the risk on the basis of risk analysis” while considering influencing factors. Today’s climate at home or the workplace, there are risks involved. Within the workplace, it’s extremely important for any employer to safeguard their employees and the organisation from risks. We do this by carrying out those assessments that highlight dangers to us and give us actions to minimise these.

Risk assessment can also be made on a much larger “systems” scale, for example assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant (an interactively complex mechanical, electronic, nuclear, and human system) or a hurricane (a complex meteorological and geographical system). Systems may be defined as linear and nonlinear (or complex), where linear systems are predictable and relatively easy to understand given a change in input, and non-linear systems unpredictable when inputs are changed. As such, risk assessments of non-linear/complex systems tend to be more challenging.

In this course, you will learn the basics of carrying out a risk assessment and gain an understanding.


Course Contents

Module 1: Introduction

  • An Introduction to Risk Assessments
  • Why should you carry out those assessments?
  • Legislation
  • Who should your risk assessment cover?
  • What should I record?

Module 2: Carrying out

  • Carrying out a Risk Assessment
  • Identifying Hazards at the workplace
  • Identifying Risks in the Workplace
  • Who is at risk?
  • Evaluating the Risk
  • Quantifying the risks
  • Risk Rating

Module 3: Hierarchy of Control

  • Monitoring and Reviewing
  • Hierarchy of Control
  • Undertaking Risk Assessments
  • Cost to the business
  • Employees’ responsibilities
  • Did you know?

http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/raindex.htm


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