Risk Assessment and Management of the Workplace
This training package on risk assessment and management at the workplace seeks primarily to empower owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take action themselves to improve safety and health conditions in their workplaces.
Work-related injuries and ill health can ruin lives and affect businesses if output is lost, machinery damaged, insurance costs increase, etc. This is something that small businesses, particularly vulnerable to the impact of occupational accidents and work-related ill health, cannot afford – morally and economically. It is precisely to avoid this sort of situation that this training package has been devised.
Duration: 1 Day
Basic concepts and terminology on risk assessment
Carrying out the risk assessment
STEP 1: Identify the hazards
STEP 2: Identify who might be harmed and how
STEP 3: Evaluate the risk – identify and decide on the safety and health risk control measures
STEP 4: Record who is responsible for implementing which risk control measures, and the timeframe
STEP 5: Record your findings, monitor and review your risk assessment, and update when necessary
Planning, conducting and evaluating training activities: Checklists for trainers
Activity 1 – STEP 1: Identifying hazards in the workplace
Activity 2 – STEP 2: Who is at risk, and how?
Activity 3 – STEP 3 A and B: Identifying and deciding on risk control measures
Activity 4 – STEP 4: Evaluating the degree of risk, and prioritizing risks for action
Examples of Risk Assessments in selected workplaces