London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Hull (PRWEB UK) 10 July 2013 -- A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace – the ones with the potential to cause harm. In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks, for example, ensuring spillages are cleaned up promptly so people do not slip or cupboard drawers kept closed to ensure people do not trip. For most, that means simple, cheap and effective measures to ensure your most valuable asset – your workforce – is protected.
The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as is ‘reasonably practicable’.
GK First Aid Training have delivered a number of Courses on Risk Assessment in the workplace and have identified that a more in detail course would be required for those who have a greater degree of responsibility with identifying the risks in the workplace.
The level 2 award in the principles of risk assessment could be suitable for individuals who have a direct responsibility for drawing up risk assessments, managers who oversee the risk assessment process or anybody who contributes to the risk assessment process in the workplace. It was initially aimed at providing all staff, whether they are involved in the risk assessment process or not, to become risk aware in their workplace.
What are the legal requirements regarding risk assessment.
Awareness of the main causes of fatality and major injuries in the workplace
Understand the reasons why Health and Safety is relevant to the workplace. Moral, legal and economic.
Explain the terms below in the context of the risk assessment process and health and safety in the:
◾How would you define an accident
◾Suitable and sufficient in relation to safety
◾Definition of a Hazard
◾What is Risk
◾Hierarchy of risk control measures
◾What is a near miss
Describe a relatively simple technique for carrying out a risk assessment
Course duration – Principles of Risk assessment Level 2
The length of the course is 1 day (6 hours)
There is an assessment at the end of the training course, which has to be passed. The assessment consists of multiple choice questions.
Cost for Principles of Risk assessment Level 2 Training
The cost of the training is £550 + VAT per course for up to 12 delegates. There is also a £12 + VAT fee for each delegate for the accredited certificate There is also a training manual for each delegate. Each delegate receives an accredited certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Level 2 award in the principles of risk assessment- Course venue
GK First Aid Training can deliver the training in house at your company, being a national company and delivering in Scotland, Wales and England. GK First Aid Training regularly deliver training in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool.
For more information on this course please call 0800 774 7034 or visit the website at http://www.gkfirstaidtraining.co.uk/principles-of-risk-assessment-level-2/.
Mark Cody, GK Safety, http://www.gkfirstaidtraining.co.uk, 0800 774 7034, [email protected]
SOURCE GK Safety