Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment

The 1 day course will give a broad introduction to the main areas of risk assessment using scenario based learning to raise awareness and develop understanding of how to deal with hazards and risks in the workplace.

Background

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations employers have a legal duty to make suitable and sufficient assessment of risks to the health and safety of employees and all those who may be affected.  Employers are obliged to appoint a competent person to assist in meeting this legal requirement.

Programme Structure

The course will give a broad introduction to the main areas of risk assessment using scenario based learning to raise awareness and develop understanding of how to deal with hazards and risks in the workplace.  The duration of the course will be delivered over one day. (6 hours)

Overview

The aim of this course is to enable delegates to understand the basic principles of risk assessment so they can contribute to the process within their own working environment.

The Risk Assessment course comprises of three outcomes:

1. Appreciation of the main causes of accidents/ill-health & their implications for people at work & how risk assessment links to accident prevention

2. Application of the legal requirements for risk assessment as stated under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

3. Demonstrate the principles of risk assessment by using a range of methods and record the outcomes

Asessment

Assessment for this course is by a multiple-choice knowledge ‘test’ covering the three outcomes. Those who achieve the required standard will receive the DenMed Certificate in Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment. Course complies with GDC Verifiable CPD Requirements.

Delegate Pre-requisites

No specific prior qualifications are required for those undertaking this course. However, the nature of both the learning and assessment required is such that delegates who have achieved the CIEH Foundation Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or an equivalent qualification will benefit from their existing knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety and the fundamental aspects of risk assessment.

Delegate Specification

The course is designed for those who have a responsibility to monitor health and safety systems and procedures within the workplace for example:

  • Dental nurses
  • Receptionists
  • Practice Managers
  • Employers
  • Dentists
  • Dental Technicians/Clinical Dental Technicians 
  • Hygienists/Therapists

The responsibility may be for the whole workplace or a specific department/area.

Progression

For those individuals with a greater responsibility for managing health & safety Management of the Principles and Practice for Risk Assessment is the route of progression.

Course Fee

Course fees are tailored to your specific circumstances please contact us for the most cost effective price structure to meet your specific needs.

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