45 minutes


By the end of the session the trainee should know:

  • the definition of hazard

  • how to break down work activities into components such as tasks, plant, substances, etc

  • how to identify hazards

  • the definition of risk

  • the classes of persons that could be affected by hazards

  • how the type of person affected can affect the risk.

Definitions of Risk Assessment Terms

Ask trainees to define a hazard, discuss their definitions and then give the official definition from MHSWR

Ask trainees for their definitions of a hazard. Write these on the flipchart and discuss them. Show slide Definition of Hazard, which quotes the common and accepted definition of a hazard as “something with the potential to cause harm”.


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