Risk Assessment HIRA

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Introduction:

Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis (HIRA) is a collective term that encompasses all activities involved in identifying hazards and evaluating risk at facilities, throughout their life cycle, to ascertain that risks to employees, the public, or the environment are consistently controlled within the organization's risk tolerance. These studies typically address three main risk questions to a level of detail commensurate with analysis objectives, life cycle stage, available information, and resources.

The three main risk questions are:

  • Hazard - What can go wrong?
  • Consequences - How bad could it be?
  • Likelihood - How often might it happen?

Risk Assessment training is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace - the ones with the potential to cause harm. Risk assessment training is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. Workers and others have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this training program, student will be familiar with:

  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Legislation governing risk assessments
  • Employers' legal obligations
  • Identification of common hazards
  • Evaluating and calculating risk
  • Recording and reviewing assessments
  • Understanding documentation and terminology
  • Practical risk assessments
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Selection of control measures
  • Special risk areas

Who can take the Course?

Target group includes everyone involved in the process, the materials and the work activities such as:

  • Managers - Operations, Safety and Executive
  • Engineers - Process, Safety and Mechanical
  • Compliance Auditors
  • Environmental Management and Technicians

Benefits:

It's mandatory to ensure the safety of all employees while at work. If you are unaware of the risks in your workplace, you are putting yourself, your employees, customers and the entire organization in danger. When it comes to employee safety, NIST recommends going above the legal minimum required in order to eliminate as much of the risk as possible.This training will benefit managers and others who are responsible for conducting or reviewing risk assessments and implementing identified control measures for all activities in their workplace. Internal assessments are the most effective way to uncover risks in your workplace. Therefore, conducting a risk assessment in workplace will allow you to minimize risks, better comply with workplace safety regulations and help you to create and maintain a healthier work environment.

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