Returning to Work Safely with COVID-19 Remote Risk Assessment Training

COVID Secure Packages

Regular price £50.00 £40.00 Unit price per

Government guidance highlights you should only reopen if you have completed a COVID-19 Risk Assessment to ensure that your workplace is COVID Secure and that you are complying with health and safety law by keeping your employees and customers safe. Take a look below to find out how SOCOTEC can support you or read the FAQs here. 

Virtual Risk Assessment training is available as part of SOCOTEC’s Secure and Secure Plus Business Ready Support Package offerings. These packages aim to help you reopen your business safely post-pandemic by supporting you with your COVID-19 risk management process. Book your two-hour remote training slot above, or enquire for more information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

SOCOTEC’s Business Ready Packages offer varying levels of support to resume normal business operations, providing you with the confidence and peace of mind that your staff can safely return to the workplace.

Secure Support Packages to help you get back to work safely

SOCOTEC’s Secure Support Package comprises of:

  • Two hours of Risk Assessment remote training
  • Provision of Risk Assessment templates
  • Provision of Risk Assessment guidance documents

SOCOTEC’s Secure Plus Support Package includes:

  • Two hours of Risk Assessment remote training
  • Provision of Risk Assessment templates
  • Provision of Risk Assessment guidance documents
  • Risk Assessment review
  • Online support via email for 30 days

We also offer an Environmental Surface Swabbing add-on for these Secure Packages, including a swab test, site visit, five swabs and a report. Please enquire for more information.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment remote training

As many workplaces begin the process of restarting business operations under the shadow cast by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that you continually assess the risks of exposure to the virus while considering how to manage your duty of care to your employees, contractors and visitors.

Every workplace’s requirements will differ, with the hazards, risk and control measures required specific to that particular organisation, its activities and employees. The ongoing global pandemic will undoubtedly impact current safety behaviours, and the appropriate safeguards and risk controls should be agreed during the early stages of an organisation’s returning to work procedure. In order to do this, a risk assessment needs to be undertaken to ensure full compliance and adherence to relevant health and safety legislation.

SOCOTEC’s remote Risk Assessment training provides you with the information required to carry out a risk assessment suitable for your individual business needs, allowing you to successfully meet the legal/moral requirements and government guidelines required to successfully manage this global health risk. You will achieve a heightened awareness of the legal responsibilities required of employers and their staff, as well as the five key stages of the risk assessment procedure.

This training is ideal for anyone who is reopening their salon, office, shop, site, restaurant, gym, pub, cafe etc. The course will help to ensure your workplace is COVID Secure to safely welcome people back. 

Key points

  • Suitability: Anyone who has responsibility for carrying out a risk assessment within their workplace
  • Experience: No prerequisites required
  • Duration: Two hours
  • Capacity: Up to 10 delegates per session
  • Assessment: There is no formal assessment for the Risk Assessment training
  • Teaching method: Remote learning

COVID-19 Risk Assessment remote training – aims/objectives

A major aim of SOCOTEC’s remote COVID-19 Risk Assessment training course is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the relevant areas of basic legislation and the importance of compliance surrounding risk assessments in light of the global pandemic. You will be taught the objectives and key practical techniques that make up the risk assessment process, gaining an understanding of how to create a plan of action in the event you spot or encounter any hazards. Accordingly, you will learn how to identify the level of risk, evaluate the likelihood of harm and know when to implement, monitor and review appropriate control measures.

How is COVID-19 Risk Assessment remote training structured?

Written in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1974 and updated safety guidelines recently implemented as a result of the global pandemic, the COVID-19 Risk Assessment remote training provides you with an overview of how to carry out a safe, sufficient and suitable risk assessment that takes into account the recent updates to health and safety guidelines surrounding COVID-19. As an accompaniment to the training course, SOCOTEC will also provide you with a pandemic/COVID-19 Risk Assessment document template, which you will be able to complete with confidence in light of your newly acquired knowledge.

Please note that to complete the remote Risk Assessment training, you will require access to an online device with speakers and a camera. The course will be hosted through the communications platform, Zoom, so please also ensure that the appropriate software is installed on your device beforehand.

How will COVID-19 Risk Assessment remote training benefit your company?

Following successful completion of the COVID-19 Risk Assessment training course, you will have an in-depth understanding of the importance of risk assessments and how they help to maintain a high standard of health and safety for employees, particularly in light of the pandemic. Accordingly, you will be able to anticipate workplace risks and implement the appropriate control measures safely and accurately, safeguarding your employees ‘as far as is reasonably practicable’.  

COVID-19 Risk Assessment remote training – course overview

SOCOTEC’s remote COVID-19 Risk Assessment training is equipped to support your organisation in carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment that is tailored to your individual business needs, helping you to implement the necessary safety protocols and measures to safeguard your employees against viral exposure and transmission.

The remote training course can also provide a more bespoke understanding of how risk assessment techniques can be applied in relation to your individual workplace health and safety policies and procedures. SOCOTEC’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment training can be tailored to your organisation’s specific requirements – contact SOCOTEC’s Health & Safety Consultancy for more information on customised training options.

Additional information to support a safe return to work

SOCOTEC offers Support Packages comprising a selection of testing, inspection and compliance services, each of which provide employers with the reassurance and confidence that their facilities are ‘business ready’ and safe to return to. There are a range of Business Ready packages to choose from, all of which offer varying levels of support to help get your business fully operational after the COVID-19 pandemic:

All of the above Business Ready Support Packages can be tailored to your individual requirements if their contents does not exactly match your specific needs. Please enquire via this link in order for SOCOTEC to tailor and price these packages accordingly.