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Understanding the main principles of health and safety risk assessment

Posted: February 1st, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

It can be incredibly beneficial for a business if all employees are clued up on the main issues and principles relating to health and safety. If everyone is aware of how to work safely, as well as how to spot, avoid and prevent hazards, it can create a much safer workplace culture.

This is why it’s a good idea to send as many of your staff as possible on basic health and safety training courses. A new course called the Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment is an ideal place to start, as it enables learners and those in need of a refresher to understand what is covered as part of a workplace risk assessment.

This generally includes:

• The most common causes of accident, injury and ill health in the workplace
• The five legally required steps of a health and safety risk assessment
• Hazards and risks to watch out for in the workplace
• Control measures
• The importance of reviewing the risk assessment and keeping meticulous records

With this qualification, employees can contribute to workplace health and safety procedures, keep themselves safe whilst at work and hopefully others too.

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