NSS Risk Assessment Nominated Personnel Role Specifications
There is a requirement to ensure that those advising and educating others in Risk Assessment practice have the appropriate skills and knowledge and adequate time to perform their duties, protected time to provide training and adequate recognition and support.
NSS have created and implemented the role specifications to help support, NSS Nominated Risk Assessment personnel and management.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Delegates must have completed the NSS Risk Assessment Course
This course is aimed at providing all NSS nominated Risk Assessors with a basic understanding of the principles of Health and Safety Risk Assessment Management. These courses have been tailored to provide delegates with appropriate training in line with legislation and have been specifically designed to reflect the NSS business operations.
Content Part 1 - Interactive eLearning
This eLearning module will support the delegate to identify that risk assessments don’t need to be daunting and time consuming tasks, and why risk assessment are required in the workplace.
At the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Understand the importance of a risk assessment
- Identify what a hazard is, and how to remove and reduce the risk of a hazard
- Understand how to identify a risk
- Identify the hazards, understand who’s at risk and evaluate that risk
- Understand the importance of monitoring and reviewing the risk
Course Content Part 2 – Practical application training
This practical face to face training is delivered corporately and should be achieved within three months of completing the eLearning interactive module. This half day session focuses on:
- A number of practical examples and case studies which will enable attendees to apply the principles of risk assessment in their particular workplace/area to identify hazards and risks and determine appropriate control measures to remove these hazards and reduce risks;
- Specific training on the organisation’s Risk Assessment Procedure.
Training will be provided to ensure that employees are confident to perform their duties safely. Where there are higher risk activities, regular monitoring of activities is required
- Good Organisational and communication skills.
- An influencer and relationship builder
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support less experienced Risk Assessors when required
- To advise/seek specialist advice where required.
- Facilitate staff to adapt their own work practices, enabling them to undertake the risk assessment tasks required in their area of work.
- Adhere and promote NSS policies, procedures and support NSS in meeting their requirements.
- Obtain Line Manager approval to support and carry out risk assessments across your local site/division as and when required.
- Have an understanding of relevant risk assessment and health and safety legislation, in order to facilitate safe systems of work and reduce the risk of injury.
- Undertake complex general risk assessments and provide advice and guidance to managers and individuals of appropriate risk reduction measures.
- Appreciate the wider practical and commercial issues which must be taken into account when making recommendations to reduce risk.
- Liaise with the HWL Team for support and advice when required.
Further information and guidance can be found within the:
- NSS Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy,
- NSS COSHH Procedure