Risk assessments are the foundation on which all safe working environments are built. The risk assessment is the starting point for the entire process of effective health and safety management. This is because it is the risk assessment process that will allow and encourage all relevant dangers, hazards, and risks to be correctly identified and analyzed. It is also the risk assessment process through which the appropriate control measures to effectively manage these dangers, hazards, and risks to acceptable levels are selected. As such, if the risk assessment process is not fully understood and correctly performed the foundations on which an organization attempts to build a safe working environment will be fundamentally flawed.
In order to be an effective risk assessor the person conducting the risk assessment must have a solid understanding of what a risk assessment is and what purpose they serve in the workplace. An effective risk assessor must have a sound appreciation of the legal and business factors that make it a must in the workplace. They will also be able to readily identify the tools needed and the approach required to get the job done. Above all, an effective risk assessor will require a thorough understanding of how to correctly identify and analyze hazards and risk and how to select the appropriate measures to manage such hazards and risks to acceptable levels. This course also includes knowledge pertaining to the preparation, conducting, recording, and follow-up actions of a planned task observation in a working place.
Purpose and Scope
This two day workshop is designed for those who want to develop their practical skills in and knowledge of the risk assessment process so that they can more effectively conduct risk assessments in the workplace.
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
- Explain the legal and specified requirements for conducting continuous risk assessments.
- Prepare to conduct a continuous risk assessment.
- Conduct a continuous risk assessment.
- Initiate remedial action and follow up on continuous risk assessment.
- Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the preparation, conducting, recording and follow-up actions of a planned task observation in a working place
Other applicable courses for growth
Incident Management in the workplace; She Management Course; She Representative; Legal Compliance Auditing; OHSAS 18001; Floor and Fire Marshall and others.
Learning Assumed to be in place
There is open access to this programme as long as you are competent in Communications at NQF Level 2 and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2