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Health and safety risk management course

The qualifications body NEBOSH has partnered with the UK regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), on an introductory qualification to health and safety risk management skills.

The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work is rooted in a proportional approach to risk; it provides the fundamentals people need for an approach to risk management in their workplace. The developers say focus is not only on the risk assessment, but on the practical actions needed to control and monitor those risks, to protect people from harm.

Suitable it’s claimed for any employee or team member in a low to medium risk setting, learners will understand the principles of risk management, know how to identify and evaluate hazards, complete a risk assessment and be able to use simple tools to control risk.

Matt Powell-Howard, NEBOSH Head of Learning and Partnerships, said: “Risk management is about taking practical steps to protect people from real harm. It should never be a “back covering” exercise but something that can have a really positive impact on workplace health and safety. This qualification provides practical steps that anyone can take to identify, assess and control risks. We know that there are lots of demands on people’s time, that’s why we’ve really focused the content onto what really matters so that it can be completed in one day.”

And Ron Macbeth, Risk Assessment Technical Lead at the Health and Safety Executive, added: “Assessment is not the end product of risk management, and businesses should understand that the elimination or control of the assessed risks is the more important part of the overall process. This new qualification focuses on how organisations can effectively and sustainably manage risks in a proportionate manner.”

The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work can be studied through NEBOSH’s accredited Learning Partners, online and in classrooms. Visit: www.nebosh.org.uk/hserisk.


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