Risk Management

A one-day course designed to assist you in implementing and improving your company’s risk management framework and processes.

Target audience

The Risk Management course is suitable for small and medium sized business owners, residential builders, large building & civil sector company on-site and off-site personnel including: supervisors, site managers, project managers, foreman and leading hands.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the need for risk management
  • Understand the legal requirements
  • Assess and control health and safety risks
  • Understand the risk management process
  • Recognise risk management methods 
  • Define health and safety culture

How you will be assessed

You will need to complete and submit a take home assignment within 3 months of attending the course.

What the course covers

This course enables businesses to manage their health and safety risks as required by New Zealand Health and Safety Regulations.

Using ISO 31000 as a guide, learners will examine both the external and internal drivers of risk that impact their company’s ability to meet its objectives. Leaners will look at the key principles of risk management and relevant key terms.

Learners will evaluate and identify opportunities to improve a company’s risk management framework, including improving a company’s commitment to workers and contractor’s performance.

Learners will discuss the requirements of current New Zealand Regulations and WorkSafe New Zealand guidelines. This will include both a case study and learners own experiences to create a formal risk management process that applies specifically to the learner’s business.

Learner's will also review some of the common risk management methodologies in use to determine the best one to use for specific situations.

Language requirements

To complete this course successfully, learners must be able to read and understand conversational English. If you are not comfortable with English comprehension or if you need assistance in choosing the right course for you please contact us.

What you'll get at the end of the course

  • A Site Safety Card/Passport (valid for two years)
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 8 credits towards the Health and Safety in Construction Programme
  • NZQA Unit Standard 30265 - Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role - level 3, 8 NZQA credits
  • A downloadable and printable E-certificate to celebrate your achievement

Next learning steps

Completing this course and passing the assignment means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

When it's time to renew your site access again you don't need to complete the same course - expand your health and safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you. Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options or progress your height learning.

Completing this course will also mean that you are well on your way to gaining a qualification in health and safety; check out the Health and Safety in Construction Programme page for more info.  

Please note: If you are attending a 1 or 2 day Site Safe course then you need to bring with you a form of identification that can be verified (travel passport, birth certificate or residency certificate). This is required by NZQA and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Book your seat on the next course today, or contact us for more information.

For a full list of our training courses visit our Our Training Courses page.

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