Work Health and Safety legal obligations require you to assess and address risks in the workplace. The purpose of a risk assessment is to eliminate risks where you can or control them when you can’t.
This course teaches how to identify workplace hazards and to assess them according to the likelihood of harm. The course introduces the concepts of likelihood and consequence of exposure to workplace hazards to determine a risk rating so that you know what is the priority to address first. The course reviews appropriate control measures selected based on the hierarchy of controls.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn the steps to developing a risk assessment.
- Learn how to identify any hazards associated with the work process by completing a thorough investigation.
- Learn how to assess the level of risk that may harm employees, contractors, visitors or members of the public.
- Learn how to assess the likelihood and severity of harm that a hazard may cause by reviewing a risk matrix example.
- Understand the hierarchy of controls and use the highest level of control that is practicable to still complete the job.
- Learn how to apply an initial and residual risk rating to each task.
Course length: 10 mins (6-minute animated and subtitled video + 7 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 and French.