Risk Assessment Principles & Practice

A properly implemented programme of risk assessments can assist in the prevention of injuries, fatalities, property damage incidents and other losses. This not only helps to prevent human loss and suffering but also assists the effective management and finance of any business or organisation.

Apart from the corporate and personal benefits arising from risk assessment, employers and the self employed have a legal duty to make suitable and sufficient assessments of the risks to the health and safety of employees, non-employees and the self employed.

The Risk Assessment: Principles and Practice programme is designed for anyone with a responsibility to conduct risk assessments. It is particularly useful for managers and supervisors but it will be equally beneficial to individual workers, team leaders, technicians, or any other personnel contributing to the risk assessment process.

Employers need to ensure that individuals carrying out risk assessments are competent to do so. Competency does not necessarily require particular qualifications but involves a combination of knowledge, experience, skills and personal qualities. Assessors must have an understanding of the workplace and work activities, knowledge of the best practicable means to reduce risks and an ability to make informed judgements. A necessary precursor is that they have adequate knowledge and understanding of the principles of, and procedures for, carrying out risk assessments; this is the subject of this qualification.

Successful completion of the training programme, assignment and self evaluation will enable candidates to:

  • Contribute to the risk assessment programmes at their workplaces.
  • Conduct risk assessments (assuming they have the necessary technical knowledge in relation to the activities/environments/issues being assessed).
  • Organise and implement a risk assessment programme where this has not already been started.
  • Participate in the identification of specific training needs for the activities being assessed.
  • Assist employers in meeting legal requirements and promote improved standards of health and safety within their organisation.
  • Suitable candidates for the programme and assessment will need to have good standards of written and oral communication, the ability to analyse workplaces and work activities, the confidence and ability to seek additional advice and information and the capability to work as part of a team.

    This course will be assessed using an assignment that each candidate will prepare after the training day and a self-assessment.

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The team at Hygiene Management Solutions identified our training needs and developed a food safety course specifically for our business at no added cost. The results of this were that staff felt that the training was relevant, were able to immediately put the knowledge gained into practice and it was delivered in a way that made them feel relaxed and valued. A further benefit to the company was that our training time was halved as the course only dealt with relevant information and of course this meant that our training costs were also halved. We pack fruit for all the major supermarket chains in the UK which means that we have tight deadlines to keep, making time very important to us. We could not have asked for a better result and Hygiene Management Solutions really did find the solution to our problem.

T. Hill
Quality Assurance Manager