The Hierarchy of Controls is a risk management tool used around the world to manage workplace hazards. The course notes the differences in the hierarchy between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Safe Work Australia.
This course encourages the use of the highest level of control that is practicable. At all times, where practicable you must eliminate the risk. The course unpicks the levels of the hierarchy pyramid and provides practical examples of each stage.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn the components of the hierarchy of controls pyramid.
- Learn how to eliminate a hazard not to expose themselves or others.
- Learn how to substitute the task with another one if the hazard cannot be eliminated.
- Understand the types of isolation and engineering control measures that can be used to separate the hazard from the work area and others nearby.
- Learn that the top levels of the hierarchy are the higher-level controls and should be used first.
- Understand what administrative control measures are and when to apply them.
- Learn when to use personal protective equipment together with the higher-level controls.
- Understand that wearing PPE is the last resort control measure to protect against workplace hazards.
Course length: 7 mins (5-minute animated and subtitled video + 3 short answer assessment)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English, French and Spanish.