One of the most common challenges learners tell me about when approaching the Risk Assessment project for the NEBOSH General Certificate is understanding the difference between the hazard categories and the hazards and identifying the required number of hazards
I’ll be addressing both issues in this video. To start with, lets get the hazards categories dialed in because once I’ve done that, I can use it to structure the hazard identification exercise.
The hazard categories are on the screen right now. Notice that they are not the element headings, they are the topics covered within the element headings.
NEBOSH require you to select at least TEN HAZARDS from at least FIVE HAZARD CATEGORIES, so that’s what I’m going to do now and what I’m going to do is meet both of NEBOSH’s requirements from inside my absolutely TINY home office! 7.5 feet by 8.5 feet = 64 square feet, which is enough room for just one person!
Mental ill health
Stress of running a business
Substance misuse at work
Working at home – able to drink while I work (could spiral out of control)
Boxes of manuals
Equipment for course delivery
Health, welfare and work environment
Slips and trips
Change in floor level
Means of escape