• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Risk Assessment Training

This risk assessment training aims to teach staff the importance of properly risk assessing and aims to equip staff with the tools and knowledge to make assessments a more practical and achievable process.

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This risk assessment training aims to teach staff the importance of properly risk assessing and aims to equip staff with the tools and knowledge to make assessments a more practical and achievable process.

This is an essential development course for any staff with a responsibility to risk assess.

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Course Summary

  • Discuss the stages of the Risk Assessment process and define what is meant by Risk Management.
  • Review the requirements of Statutory and Regulatory Bodies in the Management of Risk within the Care Sector.
  • Discuss the “day to day” Risks associated with the care of Vulnerable Adults and consider the strategies adopted to control the Risks directly posed to Individuals.
  • Examine on how the Individuality, Independence, Privacy, and Dignity of a Vulnerable Adult is balanced against their safety needs.
  • Consider how to take into account the link between Risk Assessment and the need to ensure appropriate Care and Support Planning.

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    Where Do You Deliver The Risk Assessment Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. We also have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors. These all have an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

About Risk Assessment Training

Risk assessment training is about teaching people how to find, look at, and lessen possible dangers or risks in different places, like at work, in hospitals, or elsewhere. This is an essential development course for any staff with a responsibility to risk assess. Learning about risks helps people understand how to find dangers, see how risky they are, and do things to make sure everyone stays safe.

The main aims of risk check training are:

  1. Spotting Hazards: People learn to see and find possible dangers or risks, whether they’re physical, chemical, germy, related to how things are set up, or because of human stuff.
  2. Checking Risks: Training talks about ways to look at how likely a risk is and how bad it could be, so people can understand how serious it is and deal with the most important risks first.
  3. Rating Risks: People learn how to see if a risk is okay or not based on set rules, laws, or what the company says.
  4. Fixing Risks: Training gives people ways to deal with risks, like changing how things are set up, using special gear, or doing things safely.
  5. Record Findings: Keeping good notes and talking about what you find and what you’re going to do is really important in risk check training.

Risk assessment training teaches people how to spot dangers in different places:

  • At work: They learn about machines, dangerous stuff, how to sit right, and what the workplace is like.
  • In hospitals: They find out about risks with moving patients, stopping germs, giving medicine, and using medical stuff.
  • In nature: They check if the air and water are safe, how to deal with rubbish, and what to do in natural disasters.
  • In building and manufacturing: They learn about dangers at building sites, big machines, and making stuff in factories.
  • For emergencies: They learn how to deal with fires, spills, or when bad things happen quickly. People can learn about risks in different ways, like in class, online, at workshops, or while working.

The people who learn can be employers, safety experts, or workers who need to know about risks where they work. You can look at our risk assessment awareness online course.

 

Course Outline: Risk Assessment Training

In this course, you’ll learn important things about spotting dangers at work. You’ll understand how to find hazards, check how risky they are, and decide what to do to keep everyone safe. Let’s see what we’ll be talking about in this training:

1. Understanding Risks:

  • Risk Basics: Explain what risk means and its main parts – danger, how prone you are to it, and the outcome if it happens.
  • Steps in Risk Checking: Look at the five main parts of checking risks:
    1. Spot Hazards: Find potential dangers in the care area and what’s being done.
    2. Check the Risk: Judge how likely and how bad any problems from those dangers could be.
    3. Manage Risks: Put in place the right actions to lessen how likely or bad any risks are.
    4. Keep an Eye and Review: Regularly check if the actions you’ve taken are working and update your risk check as needed.
    5. Write It Down: Make sure to note everything from start to finish for future use and sharing.
  • Risk Control: Tell the difference between risk checking and risk controlling. Risk controlling is always keeping an eye out for risks and taking action to deal with them.

2. What the Law Says:

  • Legal Stuff: Talk about what the law demands for dealing with risks in care, including rules from groups like the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK or your local rules.
  • Your Responsibility: Go over the idea of duty of care and how you’re legally bound to keep vulnerable adults in your care safe and well.

3. Day-to-Day Dangers:

  • Spotting Risks: Look at common risks that pop up in everyday care places, like trips, giving meds wrong, choking chances, bed sores, or making someone feel upset.
  • Fixing Risks: Chat about different ways to tackle risks, like stopping problems before they start, changing the environment, using special gear, teaching, and watching carefully.

4. Being Safe While Keeping Dignity:

  • Putting People First: Say why it’s vital to balance someone’s safety needs with their right to do things on their own, have privacy, and keep their pride.
  • Use Less Rules: Look into the idea of picking the least strict way to keep risks down.
  • Listening to What People Want: Explain why it’s key to get the person you’re helping involved in checking risks, thinking about what they like and can do.

5. Checking Risks and Planning Care:

  • Linking Risks to Care: Show how checking risks well is key to making good care plans for vulnerable adults.
  • Personalised Help: Highlight how a good risk check leads to making care plans that suit someone’s exact needs and keep risks low.
  • Sharing and Writing Things Down: Stress how vital it is for everyone in the care team to share and note risk checks and care plans.

By completing this course, you will have a solid foundation in risk assessment principles and practices. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify potential risks, implement control measures, and contribute to a safer work environment.

Embrace the course outline, engage in the learning materials, and apply the concepts to enhance workplace safety and well-being.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the stages of the Risk Assessment process and define what is meant by Risk
  2. Describe the requirements of Statutory and Regulatory Bodies in the Management of Risk within the Care Sector
  3. Describe the “day to day” Risks associated with the care of Vulnerable Adults and consider the strategies adopted to control the Risks directly posed to Individuals
  4. Explain on how the Individuality, Independence, Privacy, and Dignity of a Vulnerable Adult is balanced against their safety needs
  5. State how to take into account the link between Risk Assessment and the need to ensure appropriate Care and Support Planning.

Who Should Attend the Awareness Training

A Risk Assessment Awareness training course is helpful for many professionals in the care sector who work with vulnerable adults. Here are the people who should strongly think about attending:

  1. Direct Caregivers: These are people like care workers, nursing assistants, support workers, and personal assistants who give hands-on care to vulnerable adults in places like residential homes, day centers, and supported living settings.
  2. Support Staff: People in roles like catering assistants, housekeeping personnel, and laundry staff also benefit from knowing about risk assessment. They may spot potential hazards in their daily tasks and help make the environment safer.
  3. Team Leaders and Managers: Those who oversee care delivery and staff teams need to understand risk assessment to ensure it’s done properly within their teams and to create a safe care environment.
  4. New Staff: Including risk assessment awareness training in onboarding programs for new staff helps them start knowing how to identify and manage risks in their caregiving roles.

Overall, anyone working in the care sector with vulnerable adults can benefit from this training. Understanding risk assessment helps create a safer and more supportive environment for those in their care.

 

Questions and Answers

What is risk assessment training?

Risk assessment training teaches individuals how to identify potential risks, measure their likelihood and severity, and develop strategies to reduce, stop, or manage those risks.

It is essential in various fields, including workplace safety, to ensure that potential hazards are identified and minimised to protect people and assets.

 

What qualifications do you need for the course?

You don’t need special qualifications to do a risk assessment training, but it’s helpful to know how it works and have some knowledge about the area you’re assessing.

Having experience and knowing safety rules can make your risk assessment better.

 

What are the 5 principles of risk assessment?

The 5 key principles of risk assessment are:

  1. Identification of Hazards: Identify potential hazards or sources of harm.
  2. Assessment of Risk: Evaluate the likelihood and severity of harm that could occur.
  3. Control Measures: Implement measures to control or reduce risks.
  4. Recording and Documentation: Keep records of the assessment and actions taken.
  5. Review and Monitoring: Regularly review and monitor the effectiveness of control measures.

 


More Courses: You can also look at our Infection control training, control space awareness training, and fall prevention training.


 

What are the 5 steps of risk assessment in order?

The 5 steps of risk assessment typically follow this order:

  1. Identify Hazards: Recognise potential risks or hazards.
  2. Risk Evaluation: Assess the likelihood and severity of harm.
  3. Control Measures: Implement measures to minimise or manage risks.
  4. Record Findings: Document the assessment and actions taken.
  5. Review and Update: Periodically review and update the assessment as needed to ensure ongoing safety.

 

Do you need training to do a risk assessment?

You don’t always have to have formal training, but it’s a good idea.

Training helps you know how to do risk assessments well. It teaches you about the process, rules, and best ways to do it.

For more health and safety courses, please visit the link.

 

What is the risk management in healthcare?

Risk management in healthcare means making sure that hospitals and other medical places stay safe for patients and staff. It’s about finding and fixing anything that could go wrong, like giving the wrong medicine or someone getting hurt from falling.

The main goals of risk management in healthcare are:

  1. Keeping patients safe: Making sure patients don’t get hurt from things like wrong medicines or infections they catch in the hospital.
  2. Keeping staff safe: Making sure doctors and nurses are safe from dangerous things like chemicals or violence at work.
  3. Following rules and protecting the hospital: Making sure the hospital follows all the rules and doesn’t get in trouble with the law.
  4. Giving good care: Making sure patients get the best care possible by avoiding mistakes in treatment or operations.
  5. Keeping money safe: Making sure the hospital doesn’t lose money from things like mistakes in billing or having to pay for lawsuits.

Risk assessment training helps people understand and manage different kinds of risks depending on where they work:

  1. Safety at work: Learning about risks with machines, dangerous materials, how things are set up at work, and keeping the workplace safe.
  2. Healthcare: Figuring out risks with lifting patients, stopping infections, giving medicine safely, and using medical tools.
  3. Environment: Finding risks with air and water quality, how to deal with waste, and what to do during natural disasters.
  4. Construction and factories: Spotting dangers at building sites, using big machines, and how things are made in factories.
  5. Emergencies: Getting ready for fires, chemical spills, or other sudden problems that might happen. People learn about risk assessment through classes, online lessons, workshops, or while working. Managers, safety experts, and regular workers can all take part.

Effective risk assessment training helps everyone spot dangers, understand risks, and do things to make sure everyone stays safe.

 

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