Machinery Safety 101

RA101 – Introduction to Risk Assessment

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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2 thoughts on “RA101 – Introduction to Risk Assessment

  1. Can you please send me com­ments to the fol­low­ing ques­tions regard­ing your online course:

    - After you buy it, does it have a set sched­ule, or can you do it at your own pace?
    – Is there a dateline when you have to fin­ish all mod­ules by?
    – Do you provide any course material?

    1. Hi Jose,

      The courses are set up with a drip-feed sched­ule, with a new chapter avail­able each week. If you get behind it’s not a prob­lem, as you can catch up as you have time avail­able. There is no dead­line for com­ple­tion of the course.

      The courses have many down­load­able doc­u­ments. Addi­tion­ally, you do not lose access to the course once you com­plete it, so you can always come back to review any top­ic in the course whenev­er you like. If the course is updated, you have access to the updated version.

      Some courses make use of com­mer­cially avail­able text­books, like the one used in the func­tion­al safety course.

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