The EssentialSkillz online Risk Assessment training expands on the HSE five steps to risk assessment, making use of the HSE Research Report (RR151) “Good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment.” The first step is therefore expanded to include defining the scope of a risk assessment, as without this valuable step many risk assessments are misapplied or misunderstood by their end users. In line with the advice in RR151, this Risk Assessment online training encourages the person managing the risk assessment to involve a team, including employees with practical knowledge of the activity or process being assessed. In step 2, advice is given on how to produce consistent risk judgements across the organisation by using agreed definitions for “low”, “medium” and “high” ratings of severity and likelihood.
The online Risk Assessment course explains how to select the most cost-effective and powerful risk controls, and provides advice on determining how often risk assessments should be reviewed.
On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.
The course is RoSPA approved
The course lasts approximately 45 minutes, although this will depend on the level of existing knowledge.
Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%
The course administrator within your organisation can:
- Change the pass mark
- Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
- Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)
The course is aimed at someone with responsibility for carrying out, or participating in, a risk assessment process. This might be a supervisor manager or supervisor carrying out a risk assessment for an activity, a frontline worker who is going to be consulted about the activity, or a manager with the responsibility to review and approve a risk assessment carried out by someone else. It could be included as part of a blended learning approach for the induction process of new managers or supervisors, or as an introduction to workers who are going to be involved in risk assessment workshops.