Risk management is a process mandated by modern occupational health and safety legislation and requires the
identification and removal of work related hazards and risks. Most (if not all) aspects of workplace health and safety are influenced by this process which at its centre, identifies risks to workers which are then reviewed so that such risks can be removed entirely from the workplace or where this is not possible reduced to the lowest level possible. There are a number of tools that are available for use when applying this process and this program has been devised to simplify the process to a number of key steps that can be taken within any workplace. The selection of the right tool will be dependent upon the complexity of the application and the assessment criteria that are most applicable to the matter or circumstances under investigation.

Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this program participants will be
able to:

  • Articulate the safe operational requirements (and limitations)
  • Explain the risk management process and its applicability to OHS legislation.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of risk management models as options.
  • Undertake effective consultation when applying the risk management processes to work related processes and systems.
  • Apply the risk management process to work related processes and systems.
  • Compile relevant documentation to record the risk management process.

Duration: 3 hours

Aims: To provide participants with the information, instruction and training to enable them to apply risk management strategies at work

Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, Workers, Health & Safety Representatives and others involved in work related risk management processes

Mode of Delivery: Formal presentations & discussions, small group work and handouts


  • Overview of OHS Legislation
  • Risk Management Models (e.g. HAZOP’s, Fault Tree Analysis etc.)
  • Applicable terminology
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Assessing Risks
  • Mitigating Risks
  • Consultation & Communication
  • Documentation & Recording

Delivered by: Experienced instructor with high level occupational health and safety background.
Prerequisites: None
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