RA101 – Introduction to Risk Assessment

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Learn Machinery Risk Assessment anytime and anywhere. 

Intro­duc­tion to Risk Assess­ment is our 12-week machinery risk assess­ment course, based on ISO 12100:2010 and ISO/TR 14121 – 2:2012 stand­ards. Delivered online, this course fea­tures widely accep­ted meth­od­o­logy that can be used without modi­fic­a­tion in Canada, the EU, and the USA.

We ran this course in the fall of 2017 as a pilot pro­ject with a small group of stu­dents, whose patient, thought­ful feed­back helped us cre­ate this revised and updated course – now avail­able for open enroll­ment. 

Your Instructor

Doug Nix has been doing machinery risk assess­ments since 1996, in addi­tion to teach­ing and con­sult­ing on risk assess­ment tech­niques and meth­ods since 2000. He is the Chair for CSA Z1002 on OHS Risk Assess­ment and sits on sev­er­al oth­er Cana­dian and Inter­na­tion­al stand­ards com­mit­tees related to machinery and work­place safety. Doug loves cof­fee, dogs, and canoe­ing, and has a strange aptitude for remem­ber­ing key details about a pleth­ora of standards…and arcane facts on vari­ous top­ics. Ser­i­ously. Don’t ever play trivia games with him! 

Course Pacing

Course mater­i­als and video lec­tures are released weekly and should take you 1 – 3 hours per week to com­plete. In addi­tion to video lec­tures, live private coach­ing with Doug is included, because some­times we all need a little extra help to fig­ure things out.

Own­ing a copy of ISO 12100:2010 and ISO/TR 14121 – 2:2012 is recom­men­ded before you start the course, but you can get by without them.

More Information

Need more inform­a­tion? No prob­lem! Head over to our Course Page to find out more or to sign up for the course.

Still have ques­tions? Send us an email and we’ll help you out! 

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Author: Doug Nix

Doug Nix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Senior Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog. Doug's work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety and regulatory conformity. For more see Doug's LinkedIn profile.