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The Construction Industry is Dangerous!

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to get into. Therefore complete training is extremely important for safety as well as helping to control insurance costs. A thorough and highly competent risk assessment and efficient enforcement of procedures on every site is expected by law.

Who is the Course For?

Our Risk Assessment training course is suitable for safety professionals at all levels of management with responsibility for Safety, Health & Welfare. This training course has been designed for delegates involved in developing a risk assessment and/or enforcing procedures in the workplace.

The Importance of Risk Assessment Training

Assessing the risk which comes with a particular job is not a one-time task. Constant assessing and reassessing of risk is crucial. Learning to decide if a situation could prove dangerous is not the same as learning basic safety techniques. Those are put in place by government regulatory bodies to ensure that some information is out there, but it is incomplete. Each job situation brings with it specific challenges and not all of these are marked in black and white anywhere, at least not until an accident report is written up.

Risk assessment, according to trainers in this field, is part of the planning process, and continues with onsite orientation for all employees, takes place if anyone new joins, and is also a daily event. Each time a person moves to a new job with its own peculiar hazards, they have to complete another personal assessment of the situation. Whenever weather changes or some other event increases the risk of injury, reassessment has to take place. This means those in superior positions must be enforcing procedures in the workplace. They must ensure that employees are aware at all times. Each individual can potentially be coming into work faced with new risks, every day. This must be kept under control.

Risk AssessmentDuration

½ Day

Risk Assessment Course

The Central Construction risk assessment training course takes half a day and will cover the following:

  • Review of current Legislation
  • The role of Risk Assessment
  • Practical Risk Assessment
  • Control measures, application, Maintenance & Monitoring
  • Applying the Hierarchy of Risk Control

Course Aims

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the requirements for Risk Assessments contained in the codes of regulations.
  • Will be able to identify hazards and apply a risk assessment relevant to their workplace.
  • Have a working knowledge of the procedures necessary for practical application of these assessments.
  • Be able to put together a risk assessment that can be understood and carried out by fellow workers.


On successful completion delegates will receive a certificate of competence.

Risk Assessment Training – The Law

The government releases safety advisories for each industry, often specific to a certain concerns like fire or hazardous chemicals. This will be the backbone or at least a starting point for training. Certification in risk assessment will potentially help you secure competitive insurance rates and take your pick of hard-working, skilled, and discerning employees. It is a good idea after the course to monitor safety prevention and risk assessment regularly to stay up to date with methods and legislation which are being introduced. Our risk assessment training course, in this sense, is simply a much needed foundation and starting point for future progession.

Who is Responsible for Risk Assessment?

Three bodies are accountable when it comes to assessing risk: your presiding government agency, the employer, and employees. Safety regulators must ensure they publish current and correct details, although a supervisor frequently realises, just by using common sense, when something is out of place. Much of what a person learns would be apparent by using good judgment, though this is not always the case. It so happens that some injuries and accidents have never happened before to a site supervisor so they cannot envision such things happening until they do occur.

The profile of some materials changes in particular weathers, such as extreme cold, heat, or when it rains. Thus, recognising risk is determinate upon knowing what these changes might be. Who knows these details? Employers and employees should know, because they are the ones working with these materials daily. They are familiar with similar situations if they have been doing their job for any length of time. It is critical that they start the day asking if a situation is newly dangerous.

In construction, each individual is responsible for utilising safety equipment as it is provided. The manager or supervisor is responsible for making it available. If one employee sees a colleague doing something risky, this is another instance of risk assessment. It is up to workers to look out for each other, not just themselves. That is why enforcing procedures by superiors is so important. An employee can also inform the supervisor or manager if a colleague appears to be in the right state of mind on any given day to perform their job safely. An employee may appear out of sorts, perhaps due to stress or tiredness, or, in other cases under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

What is at Risk?

Assessing risk is a preventative measure; a way to stop job site accidents from happening or to mitigate consequences. Many needless accidents result in injury and loss, sometimes loss of life.

Apart from the obvious and important human cost of not assessing and addressing risk, there is the financial result which can leave a company crippled, not just the employee. If someone loses a limb or winds up in a wheelchair because they fell from a height, the rest of the workforce is emotionally affected. This distracts them, causes them to fall behind in their work, and can lead to more accidents.

Employees who are not up to scratch with procedures might leave or spread rumours around which are picked up throughout the construction community. Potential clients hear the news and rumours and look at a firm in a different light, wondering if they are qualified to handle their condominium project or the building of a department store.

The insurance company wants to know who is at fault. It is not always easy to prove that risk assessments have been made and employees or contractors knew their responsibilities. Proving that an individual could have but chose not to wear a harness or a hard hat is also difficult. You can show documentation that you performed the necessary risk assessment, that you understand what it is, and that safety items were available. Still, there is a good chance insurance premiums will rise steeply after an accident. If this does not leave a business hamstrung, a loss of reputation could.


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