Health & Safety Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment

 This course is available for virtual delivery – please contact us for further details (1 face-to-face training day typically translates into 2 to 4 virtual sessions per day, this is determined by the specific course content. Number of sessions and specific session times will be confirmed in advance of course delivery.)   Risk and Safety Management play an important part in every business success.  Identifying the various types of risk and the implications that each might have on a company, as well as highlighting the business benefits that can be obtained through successful risk and safety management all need to be included in an overall company strategy. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 place a much stronger emphasis on risk assessment as a core element of health and safety management.  Clause 6.1 of ISO 45001:2018 also requires companies to take action to address health and safety risks and opportunities. This one-day course will be very beneficial to personnel in the company who are responsible for health and safety hazard identification and risk assessment.

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What's covered?

  • Overview of Risk Assessment process - Principles and Guidelines
  • The place of risk assessment in a health and safety management programme
  • Risk assessment from a legislative perspective
  • The risk assessment processes
  • Risk assessment techniques
  • Overview of specialist techniques for risk assessments including;
    • Failure Modes And Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
    • HAZOP
  • The development of personal risk assessment strategies

Who should participate?

This course should be of particular interest to personnel in the company who are responsible for health and safety hazard identification and risk assessment.

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Identify hazards and analyse hazardous events
  • Identify and analyse the associated consequences and probabilities of these events
  • Determine and evaluate the associated risks
  • Identify appropriate controls to progressively reduce risk

Who are the tutors?

Finbarr Stapleton

Finbarr Stapleton, Antaris, has a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is a member of IOSH. He has over thirty years experience, initially as Laboratory Manager in an Analytical Laboratory, a number of years experience as an EHS Manager in the Food Industry and subsequently in technical consultancy.

He has successfully implemented OHSAS 18001/45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in a large number of industries. He has extensive experience of quality management and environmental and health and safety management systems, energy management, waste management as well as environmental and health and safety legislation. He is a qualified Auditor of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 management systems. Finbarr has also extensive experience of energy management systems such as ISO 50001. He has carried out a number of projects on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
He regularly carries out audits and risk assessments for client companies. He has also qualified as a dangerous goods safety adviser.

Finbarr has assisted a number of companies in making successful applications to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control) licence and has also carried out Environmental Impact Assessments for a number of companies.

Finbarr also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. He is the lead tutor for the Nebosh International Certificate and Diploma courses.


Nick Smyth

Nick Smyth graduated from the University of Limerick in 1981 with a BSc in Manufacturing Technology having taken the Materials Engineering specialisation. He has worked as a Technical, Q.A./Materials Engineering and E.H.S. professional for 24 years, which included management roles in Intel Ireland, Johnson and Johnson, DeBeers Industrial Diamond, SPS International, Abbott Ireland and Fulflex International. He holds qualifications in Quality Assurance/Management, Lead Auditing, Safety Health and Welfare at Work, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Management.

Nick also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education, and a CAE certificate in Accessible Environments and the Disability Discrimination Act.
He joined Antaris in June of 2005 and provides consultancy and SQT training services in his areas of experience and expertise.


Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming is an accomplished EHSQ professional with credible technical insight coupled with best-in-class interpersonal and communication skills. In the last 14 years, he has specialized in the areas of HAZOP, risk assessment, process safety, fire safety and industrial loss prevention. Peter Has worked with over 300 organizations in Europe, China, Middle East, America, Central America primarily focusing on HAZOP studies and Risk Assessment.

Currently, he has been coordinating a number of HAZOP and SIL studies in Jubail and Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as a safety expert responsible for assessing the safety of Ma’aden operations and processes and preparing a safety risk register for Ma’aden Phosphate Company. His work encompassed beneficiation, ammonia, 3 sulfuric acid, 3 phosphoric acid and 4 diammonium phosphate plants. He has also completed a number of HAZOP studies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar for a number of clients.


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