Duration

60 minutes

Note:

If the activity Options for Control is used, an extra 30 minutes will be required.

Objectives

By the end of the session, trainees should understand:

  • the meaning of the terms “hazard” and “risk”

  • their role in hazard identification and avoidance and the risk assessment process as a whole

  • the process of risk assessment and risk control, and the implementation and maintenance of control measures

  • that the risk assessment process is part of the wider health and safety monitoring and review process.

Hazards

Ask delegates for the definition of a hazard and examples of everyday hazards

A hazard is something with the potential to cause harm. It can be a substance, part of a machine, a form of energy, method of work or a situation.

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