Workplace Safety


The aim of this module is to provide an appreciation of workplace hazards, the systems for controlling them and the drivers for the need for continuous improvement in workplace safety.  Task risk assessment, Permit to Work, behavioural safety systems and hazardous area classification are studied, as are personal protective equipment and management of hazardous chemicals and goods.


At the end of the course you will be able to

  1. Apply appropriate techniques to develop a documented workplace safety assessment
  2. Consider alternative approaches to workplace safety management
  3. Apply the concept of tolerability of risk and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) to workplace hazard management


Outline content

Drivers for continuous improvement in workplace safety
  • Incident rates
  • Attitudes to risk and perception of risk
Workplace hazards
  • Control of workplace hazards: safe systems of work

Task risk assessment/job safety analysis

  • Risk ranking and ALARP assessment for workplace activities
  • Risk assessment process & hazard checklist
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Toolbox talks
Permit to work systems
  • Safe isolation of hazardous equipment
Behavioural safety systems, e.g. STOP
  • Company-specific rules of safety
Hazardous chemicals/goods
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Dangerous goods transportation
Personal protective equipment
  • General, work at height, work with chemicals, etc.
Hazardous area classification
  • Zone ratings
  • Methods of hazardous area classification


Study options

Distance learning

In-house customised training can be provided upon request.  Enquire for further details.

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