Course Profile

Course Profile: Health & Safety Risk Assessment (1 Day)
This course is aimed at any manager or supervisor who has a responsibility for carrying out Health & Safety Risk Assessments. It is also designed for any member of staff who has responsibility for whole or part of a building. The course aims to be interactive and provide an enjoyable and practical approach to Health & Safety matters.

The course is informed by the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the organisation’s related policy.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: Core 3.4
MIS (2012): 1.3
QCF: M1
The course will help the organisation deliver CQC Outcomes 8, 10, 11 & 20.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

• Their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act
• The principles of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• The relationship of risk assessment to other European Directives
• The role of manager/supervisor - the legal position
• The role of support staff - the legal position
• The underlying principles of risk assessment
• What is meant by "suitable and sufficient"
• How to develop risk assessments appropriate to their area of work
• The need to carry out Inspections
• How to identify workplace hazards
• How to calculate risk in a practical and pragmatic manner
• The organisation’s risk assessment form and procedure for completing it
• How to prioritise what to do next
• The importance of monitoring
• How to investigate an Accident
• How to carry out an Accident Investigation and draw suitable conclusions which may prevent the accident happening again
Training methods utilised include Tutor presentation, PowerPoint, Practice Examples, Discussion in small and larger groups, Role Play, Handouts