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Hazard Recognition and Risk Assessment

Learn why hazard recognition and risk assessment are so important in today's workplace with this free online course.

Health and Safety
Free Course
This free online health and safety course will teach you how to recognize hazards and write appropriate risk assessments, and how to use other related health and safety tools. You will walk away from the course looking at your workplace with a different perspective. Hazard recognition and risk assessment are essential skills in any workplace. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know about essential health and safety procedures.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Certification

  • Mobile Friendly

  • Publisher

    Shai Spetgang
  • Accreditation






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Hazard recognition and risk assessment are core competencies in safety and they require a tremendous amount of thought, specific knowledge regarding the type of work and its processes, and the ability to foresee what might happen next.

This course is an introduction to the tools needed to successfully complete a risk assessment. You will study different examples of risk assessments, processes, and examples in order to learn from the information gathering process. You will also learn about writing a risk assessment and how to include others in the process. The course also covers how to determine a risk level for the hazard and probability combination, how to create a hazard log, and what the hierarchy of controls involves. Other topics covered in the course include Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Safety Checklists and Job Hazard Alerts.

This course will be of great interest to learners who are part of the safety management system at their company, whether it is their full-time work or part of their responsibilities. Everyone is responsible for safety so everyone can benefit from this short course. Start this free online course now and gain valuable new skills in the areas of hazard recognition and risk assessment.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to identify hazards in the workplace
  • Define how to assign a probability to the hazard
  • Examine how to determine a risk level for the hazard and probability combination
  • Review the different types of Risk Assessments
  • Prepare a Risk Assessment and create a hazard log
  • Describe the hierarchy of controls


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