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Managing Critical Risks

Risk management is the cornerstone of health and safety best practice. On this course, you’ll discover how to assess critical risks and apply risk management techniques that are relevant to your business. This will ensure effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders, from company directors, officers and managers to supervisors, workers, contractors.


Who’s this course for...

From office-based to heavy industrial, this course has value for all types of business. It is designed especially for those involved in Health & Safety systems and management. Including business owners, leaders and directors required to meet their due diligence duties under the HSW Act.  


What’s included...

  • Understanding the context of risk management in Health & Safety and the need to focus on Critical Risks. 
  • What’s really meant by important terms such as standard of ‘duty of care’, ‘foreseeable hazards’ and ‘reasonably practical’? 
  • Understand the different Safe Systems of Work and safe working documents. 
  • Discover risk models that foster positive participation and engagement. 
  • Evaluate the critical risks for your business and develop a practical process for on-going risk assessment and review. 


What you’ll learn...

The identification and management of risks is a key concept of good health and safety management. The Health and Safety Act (HSWA) 2015 places a duty to eliminate or minimise the risks to workers so far as is reasonably practical, and effective risk management supports this process. You will learn to understand the potential for significant injury, illness, or fatality and the need to focus on those risks which could cause the greatest harm to workers (“critical risks”) and the need to provide a safer work environment for everyone. 


After, you’ll be able to… 

  • Develop a Critical Risk Management process that is relevant to your business and working environment. 
  • Ensure those leaders in your business understand the need for their understanding and involvement in mitigating critical Risks in their business operations. 
  • Ensure your officers, managers, workers, are properly trained, engaged and involved in the risk management process. 


Duration: 1 day

Level: Intermediate

Delivery: Face to face (in class)


Course Costs:

Member (Standard) $890 + GST

Non-member (Standard) $1,250 + GST

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