Risk Assessments: How to Mitigate, Assess and Control

Thursday 5 November 2020: 1pm-3pm
Via Zoom

In recent times, creative practitioners and organisations have had to become much more aware and conscious of safety procedures and assessing risk is a huge part of this. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to explore the risk assessment process and consider how they can meet current challenges around keeping people safe. We will touch on a range of contexts, both online and “in real life”, to help you to be compliant with legislation and best practice.

What will this course cover?
• Documenting risks and challenges in the work that we deliver.
• Risk assessing the workplace, for participants and employees.
• Risk assessing stress in the workplace

Over this two-hour course we will look at a recognised process to help you to consider who might be at risk, the severity of the risk and how likely it is to happen. By doing this we can understand better if risks can be reduced or removed and, in some cases, decide if the risk outweighs the benefits.

The course will also provide you with useful links and resources to apply your learning beyond the session.

Register your interest for this workshop, by clicking here.

We will confirm your place and details of the session via email. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any have any questions about the event, please email [email protected].

Due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live, work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland.

This workshop is offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place Programme, and Coastal Communities Fund.

About Lesley
Lesley Wood is a freelance creative and educational professional with more than 20 years’ in-depth experience of working across the creative, heritage, education and cultural sectors.

Lesley brings a 360 approach to her work linking theory, sector guidance and practical hands-on experience and knowledge to support others in developing their practice.

She is a very experienced project manager with specialist knowledge of cross-sector work and skills development.

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