Life is full of risk. In this free course, Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction, 'risk' describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. The course also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
define risk in the most appropriate way, and appreciate the need to prioritise risks
appreciate the costs of illness associated with workplace activities
describe in outline the development of models used to explain the cause of incidents and to promote prevention
recognise the multiple causes contributing to many incidents, and be able to represent them diagrammatically
illustrate the components of an integrated management system.
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