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Introduction to Risk Assessment

Approved by IIRSM

Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, and considering the things that could cause 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.


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.

This course contains 8 modules:

Module 1 - The Basics

Module 2 - Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law

Module 3 - Strategy - Options and Elements

Module 4 - Identifying Hazards

Module 5 - Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks

Module 6 - Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities

Module 7 - Recording and Reviewing

Module 8 - Management and Responsibilities

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Up to date Website Browser (Chrome, Firefox & Safari work best)

  • Up to date video drivers

  • 1GB Ram

  • 3MBps download Broadband minimum

Course Duration: 90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account for loading time or thinking time for questions).

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