This risk assessment in industry online course explores reasons for and general methods of risk assessment for those who work in manufacturing. It encourages a common-sense approach to risk assessment, which includes guarding against relaxed standards.
There are two main types of risk assessment. One is formal risk assessment which is a systematic process of reviewing evidence to define or estimate workplace risks.
The other one is informal and is just as useful. Informal risk assessment can take as little as 5 to 10 seconds for examining the work area and equipment to identify potential problems. Naturally, when workers are trained to perform both kinds of risk assessment, safety in the workplace is much stronger.
The high risk of injuries and accidents in the manufacturing industry leads to an average of 22 worker fatalities in workplace accidents per year, as per Health and Safety Executive. At the same time, an average of 33,000 manufacturing workers per annum suffer from occupational ill health.
Risk assessment is the primary tool for preventing accidents and ill health in the UK. The hazards inherent in any work environment must be assessed. If necessary, risk controls must be put in place to reduce the risk involved to an acceptable level.
Therefore, everyone needs a risk assessment process in place. Employers and employees need to work collectively to minimise the rate of injuries and accidents in industry. They must understand this process, if they are to implement it.
This online training course provides users with an understanding of how the risk assessment process should be applied in an industrial setting. It looks at how to identify risk factors and how to communicate the identified problems to best deal with them.
The industrial risk assessment e-learning course requires:
- No prior subject knowledge
- No prior course certification requirement
This online course covers the following sections:
- Introduction to the course
- Why assess risks?
- What to look for
- How risk assessment can help you
This is an awareness level course suitable for anyone at any level working within the industrial sector.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of risk assessment in industries
- Follow risk assessment procedure, both formal and informal
- Identify the elements of performing a risk assessment
- Explain how risk assessment can benefit health and safety culture at a workplace
Choosing Human Focus for this risk assessment in the manufacturing industry course offers the following benefits:
- RoSPA assured
- Compliant with health and safety at work regulation
- High-quality video and animation with clear voiceover
- Short yet informative
- Mini interactive quizzes to support retention
This online course on conducting risk management in manufacturing industries concludes with an assessment test. It is a pass or fails the test. The passing score of the end test is 80%. The trainees are given multiple attempts to pass the test.
A RoSPA assured certificate will be issued by Human Focus upon completion of the training course.
Risk assessments in the workplace can help to:
- Identify possible health and safety hazards
- Evaluate the risks posed
- Assess existing control measures
- Ensure implementation of additional control measures, if required
This helps employees stay safe, and also helps employers meet their legal obligation to manage health and safety in the workplace.
By law, employers are responsible for conducting risk assessments at work. Or they should at least appoint someone with the right knowledge, experience, and skills to perform this assessment process. Workers are responsible for conducting informal risk assessment on the job. It is about taking perhaps as little as a few moments to examine the situation before starting a job. Both of these responsibilities are equally important for prevention of workplace risks.
While performing risk assessment, employees should:
- Look for known dangers and attempt to observe potential dangers perhaps not included in a formal risk assessment
- Determine whether equipment, tools, rules, or work tasks could be improved in terms of safety
- Become familiar with the main safety precautions in their workplace