Risk Assessment

Course Content

Our risk assessment course teaches an easy but comprehensive approach to the problem of risk assessment.

Course Outcome

Specific Outcome 1:

  • Explain the key concepts and apply the risk management process and risk management model in the context of a risk management programme, based on accepted theory
  • Discuss the definitions and concepts required for understanding the scope of risk management and some of its complexities
  • Explain the risk management process and some of its variations as it applies to workplaces in general
  • Explain the risk management model and how it may be used to help in understanding and managing risk in the workplace

Specific Outcome 2:

  • Explain the specified requirements needed to conduct a base-line risk assessment
  • Explain hazard identification and the associated risk through the base-line risk assessment process according to specified requirements
  • Clarify the definitions and application of the base-line risk assessment process consistent with specified requirements
  • Explain the sequence of control measures applied in dealing with hazards, confirming understanding consistent with specified requirements
  • Explain the importance of identifying, dealing with and reporting hazards according to specified requirements
  • Explain the consequences of failing to identify, deal with and report hazards according to specified requirements
  • Explain the different types of risk assessments, confirming understanding according to specified requirements
  • Explain the information needed for the base-line risk assessment process according to specified requirements

Specific Outcome 3:

  • Prepare to conduct a base-line assessment
  • Compile relevant documents to assist in identifying hazards according to specified requirements
  • Gather information regarding standards for the area, previously identified hazards and risks, as well as the control measures, according to specified requirements
  • Prepare an investigative procedure incorporating the above according to specified requirements
  • Ensure that the required personal protective equipment is available, operational, fit for purpose, and used in accordance with its design and specified requirements; and explain the importance of examining and using the equipment in terms of the consequences to health and safety
  • Ensure that the preparatory activities are conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict

Specific Outcome 4:

  • Conduct a base-line risk assessment
  • Conduct a base-line risk assessment according to specified requirements
  • Compare the observed conditions to standards and record any identified deviations according to specified requirements
  • Conduct a base-line risk assessment in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict

Specific Outcome 5:

  • Conduct a health risk assessment
  • Explain the process followed when doing a health risk assessment
  • Gather information to do an accurate health risk assessment
  • Assess the risk
  • Rank the risks according to methodology acceptable to the occupational health community

Specific Outcome 6:

  • Initiate remedial and follow-up action for identified hazards and assessed risks
  • Initiate follow-up action and implement it according to specified requirements
  • Ensure that reports are complete, accurate, in the required format, and submitted to designated personnel on time

Specific Outcome 7:

  • Explain the underlying concepts and theory of risk financing based on accepted theory
  • Explain the concept of cost-of-risk and how it influences risk financing practices
  • Discuss and apply pre-loss and post-loss instruments to a given workplace scenario based on accepted risk management theory
  • Integrate a traditional Health and Safety programme into a risk management programme

Course Duration

1 Day


What will it cost

R 950