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Health and Safety Directorate

Risk Assessment Workshop - HS001

This non – accredited course will equip staff with the skills and knowledge to be able to undertake effective general risk assessments, focused on their own area of work as a case study. The training explores the importance of scoping an assessment and how to apply a recognised five-step process. Delegates will review someone else’s assessment and learn how to decide if it should be approved or modified. Finally, we will explore why risk assessments fail to protect people (i.e., are not suitable and sufficient) and how to improve their own risk assessments. The course is assessed by asking delegates to submit their risk assessment via the University risk assessment system MySafety.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Objectives: At the end of the session participants will:

  • Identify activities which need a documented risk assessment and scope the required assessment.
  • Complete a risk assessment relevant to your area of work using a template based on MySafety.
  • Develop and assign appropriate controls which align to the hierarchy of control and have associated communication methods identified.
  • Read and approve, amend, or reject a risk assessment.
  • Create a risk assessment in OSHENS.
  • Describe when a risk assessment needs to be reviewed and/or updated.
  • Describe common risk assessment errors and how the contribute to H&S failings.

Certification: The course is assessed via a post course risk assessment exercise that needs to be completed to receive certificate.

Suitability: For all staff, including those responsible for the health and safety of others

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years. 

Bookings: Please book on via the CPD Platform, if you have any issues gaining access please contact the IT Helpdesk.

External organisations:  QMUL Staff only. 

Further Information: If you require any further details, please contact the HSD Helpdesk.


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