Risk Assessment

  • Legislation and Risk Assessment - Healthcare

    This course presents learners with an outline of the principal law covering safety and health at work and introduces you to the process of risk assessment and prevention. The content is suitable across all healthcare settings and provides concise practical strategies for everyday use.

    Course Duration: 40-60 minutes.

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • identify the main requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
    • list the four main categories of hazards in healthcare settings.
    • describe the risk assessment process.
    • apply the General Principles of Prevention in your workplace.

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  • Chemical Safety in the Workplace

    The course objective is to inform workers, supervisors and health and safety representatives on the identification and risk-assessment of chemicals in the workplace.

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • identify all chemicals in the workplace
    • recognise the difference between hazardous/ non-hazardous chemicals
    • identify ways hazardous chemicals can enter the body
    • recognise Inventory chemicals; their hazards, uses, frequency of use, storage conditions and volumes
    • find information on chemicals through the use of labels and SDSs
    • examine risk and determine possible risk reduction measures using the hierarchy of control

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  • Managing Bullying Complaints at Work – for Managers

    This course has been developed for managers dealing with bullying complaints in the workplace. It covers key areas such as what is specific to a bullying complaint, examples of bullying-type complaints and non-bullying complaints, and guidance on the appropriate and inappropriate reaction of managers. It concludes with the anti-bullying policy and the type of information that should be contained in this workplace document.

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • identify a bullying-type complaint, whether verbal or written
    • recognise the need to take care in how you react to such complaints
    • recognise the dangers associated with reacting in a casual, off hand or insensitive way to such complaints
    • implement the appropriate policy documents to prevent and to properly manage bullying issues
    • search and find workplace bullying information available from the Health and Safety Authority and other relevant bodies

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  • Slips, Trips and Falls

    This short course presents learners with an overview of slips, trips and falls hazards in the workplace. It introduces the process of risk assessment and prevention through examples of workplace scenarios. The content is suitable across all work sectors.

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • understand slips, trips and falls accidents and how and where they can occur
    • identify a variety of slips and trips hazards in the workplace, and assess their risks
    • recognise suitable controls for eliminating or significantly reducing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

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  • Small Business - Employer

    This introductory course presents learners with an overview of the safety and health requirements of employers, including the self-employed, in the workplace. It also introduces an outline of the key duties of an employer under Irish health and safety law and explains the process of risk assessment and the purpose of a safety statement. The content is suitable across all work sectors.

    Course duration: 15 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • describe key employers' duties under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
    • explain the purpose of a safety statement
    explain the risk assessment process 
    • conduct a simple risk assessment of a hazard in your workplace

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  • Small Business - Employee

    This course introduces employees to an overview of the safety and health requirements in the workplace. It presents learners with an outline of the main duties of employers and explains the duties of employees under Irish health and safety law. It also explains the important role that employees have in regard to safety and health in the workplace. The content is suitable across all work sectors.

    Course duration: 15 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • describe key employees' duties under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
    • define key employers' duties under health and safety law
    • explain the purpose of a safety statement
    • consult with your employer on health and safety matters

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  • Small Business - Start-Up

    This introductory course for business start-ups introduces learners to an overview of the safety and health requirements for all workplaces. It presents learners with an outline of key duties of an employer, including the self-employed, under Irish health and safety law. it explains the purpose of a safety statement and outlines the importance of managing health and safety at work..

    Course duration: 15 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • describe what is needed to manage safety, health and welfare in a new business
    • describe key employers' duties under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
    • explain the purpose of a safety statement
    • explain the risk assessment process
    • conduct a simple risk assessment of a hazard in your workplace.

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