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1-2 Day Risk Management for Managers and Supervisors

This course looks at how to safely and effectively identify and manage the risks associated with care provision.

The course can look at general health and safety risks and/or be specifically tailored to the risks involved with people handling.

The course is run by a registered healthcare professional who is an Advanced Member of the National Back Exchange and has accident investigation experience, as well as holding a Masters degree in Manual Handling Management, and NEBOSH and Occupational Health Ergonomic qualifications.

Course Outline

The 1 day course is theory only; the 2 day course looks at practical techniques which can be adopted to reduce and control risks in the workplace.

Day 1

  • Legal responsibilities – role and responsibilities and the cost of non compliance
  • Identifying potential hazards in the workplace – physical, psychological, systematic
  • The causes of incidents and accidents – Root Cause Analysis
  • Measuring risk levels using appropriate tools – MAC, REBA, Grid
  • Investigating incidents and accidents – what happens when it goes wrong?
  • Controlling and monitoring risks – playing safe!

*Day 2

General Health and Safety – Delegates will be required to undertake a ‘walk through exercise in their own workplace during the morning session to identify potential physical hazards.  The remainder of the day will be spent measuring the potential risk levels and developing risk management strategies to effectively control those risks.

People Handling Safety – Delegates will have the opportunity to see where and how risks to the carers and service users/patients safety can arise, via physical, psychological and systematic hazards.  Unsafe practices will be demonstrated together with a series of handling solutions where delegates will be able to work through various practical handling activities for themselves.

Certification last for 2 years.

*Please note:  It is possible to amalgamate the general health and safety programme with the people handling programme, however all delegates must agree to this blended programme.