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Introduction to Risk Assessment

Introduction to Risk AssessmentA risk assessment is a careful examination of your workplace to identify what may cause harm to you and those around you. It allows employers to see if they have taken suitable precautions, or should do more to prevent harm. Accidents and ill health can ruin lives and affect businesses if output is lost, machinery is damaged or insurance costs increase. Employers are legally required to assess the risks in their workplace, so a plan must be put in place to control these risks.

This course will show you how to carry out a risk assessment and help you to identify hazards and reduce the risk of accidents happening.

Approximate duration: 35 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • Hazards and risks
  • Identifying hazards
  • Measuring the risk
  • Reducing the risk to as low as reasonably practicable
  • Recording and monitoring

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