If you’re going to do a Risk Assessment, you best do it well! 

It’s important that your organisation’s risk assessments are done correctly i.e. “suitable and sufficient” as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. If they’re not done well, then that leaves you and your organisation at risk: 
They may be used as evidence against you in a prosecution 
They can be used against you in civil claims 
They may not actually be useful at identifying and controlling risks, which is the whole point of them 
Because they want their risk assessments doing well, many organisations give this responsibility to a health and safety consultant or their in-house health and safety team. However, this is the wrong approach. Risk assessments should be done in teams, of at least two people, and involve the supervisors and people who do the task. This familiarity leads to better risk assessments. Provided the teams are competent to carry out risk assessments. 

Competent Risk Assessors 

Competence is a mixture of knowledge, skills, and experience. To help you train up your risk assessors, we offer training in two sections:  
1. The theory of risk assessment, which includes the steps to risk assessments, the hierarchy of controls, scoring systems etc. This can be tailored to your own organisation’s risk assessment procedures and documentation.  
2. Practice risk assessment in your organisation in small teams with coaching, review, and feedback. 

The Benefits of Risk Assessment Training 

The benefits of combining theory and hands-on practice are: 
A team of risk assessors who are much more competent than a team who have just attended a theoretical course | Better risk assessments, identifying the highest priority risks, and coming up with pragmatic and sufficient solutions | Better engagement and involvement of the workforce, leading to greater compliance with H&S rules. 
Length of Course: One day for the theory, one day for the practical 
Accredited: Certificate awarded by Compassa 
Assessment: Observation throughout the course, and short end of course test 
Maximum number of delegates: 16 
Location: at employer’s premises, nationwide. Upon request only. 
Can it be tailored? Yes. 
If you want to arrange some risk assessment training for your staff, please email will@compassa.co.uk or call Will on 07725 467 197 
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