Fundamentals of Risk Assessment



Risk Management involves the identification, evaluation and the control of risks within an organisation. Risk Assessment is an element of the Risk Management Process that considers the impact that any identified risk may have on an organisation.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act of Trinidad and Tobago 2004 fully came into effect in August 2007 and, under the General Duties clause of the act, employers are required to "Ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his employees" section 6 (1).

Section 13 A further states that: "(1) Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient annual assessment of—

(a) the risks to the safety and health of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and

(b) the risks to the safety and health of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the environmental impact of his undertaking, for the purpose of identifying what measures are necessary for compliance with this Act or any other statutory provision."

It is a legal requirement that all employers conduct annual Risk Assessments of their operations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees.

Learning Objectives

The specific objectives of this workshop are to assist committee members in:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of their roles and responsibilities under occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Forming an effective committee.
  • Conducting effective and efficient committee meetings.
  • Undertaking committee activities as set out in the occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Recognising workplace hazards and recommend control measures.
  • Responding to workplace concerns.
  • Providing feedback to the employer in resolving health and safety issues.
  • Identifying health and safety resources to find information.

Target Audience

This programme would be beneficial to:

  • Safety Officers
  • OSH Students
  • HR Officers
  • Security Officers
  • Union Representatives
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Any other employee who is required to serve on an OSH committee

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to OSHA requirements for the health and safety committee
  • Identifying unsafe acts and unsafe conditions
  • Basics of Accident investigations
  • How to conduct committee meetings
  • Membership criteria, roles and responsibilities
  • Techniques to communicate issues to both Management and Workers
  • Active and re-active monitoring techniques
  • Effective problem solving techniques
  • Simulation of a OSH committee meeting


This workshop will be conducted through the use of:

  • Discussions
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies
  • Group and Individual Exercises
  • Interactive Handouts and power-point presentations
  • Role Play

Facilitator Bio Sketch: Mr. Sanjay Ramkissoon

Mr. Sanjay Ramkissoon is an occupational health and safety professional with over fifteen years of experience in the industry. Currently he is the Health and Safety Manager at SafetyView Consultants. In this capacity he provides safety and health courses and provides solutions to OSH policies and Risks Assessments. He has served clients from the construction, manufacturing and service industry. Mr. Ramkissoon also serves as an industry HSE Consultant conducting Risk Assessment and Audits in various organisations.

Mr. Ramkissoon also served as a part time lecturer at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies (2004-2009) for their academic programmes in the area of Occupational Health and Safety at a diploma and Bachelor's degree level. Presently he lectures part time at the UWI Open Campus (2003-2013) in their Health, Safety and Environmental Management programme and continues to serve as a part time OSH lecturer at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (2008-2013) in various short courses.

He also conducts specialised training in the following areas: OSHA 10 & 30 Hr. General/Construction/Marine Industry Courses, First Aid/CPR/AED, Emergency Medical Responder, Wilderness First Aid, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, Fire Safety, Introduction to OSH Act T&T, Accident Investigation, Risk Assessment, HSEQ Audits (OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001/14001), and S&H Committee training.

He holds the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)- National General Certificate from the United Kingdom and is currently completing Level 6 of this programme. Mr. Ramkissoon is an authorized Trainer with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) of the United States. He is also a Certified Manager of Quality/Organisational Excellence from the American Society for Quality.

Mr. Ramkissoon is committed to the development of the field of Occupational Safety and Health and makes it his duty to ensure all of his students are able to apply the classroom knowledge to the real world environment.


Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration  2 Days
Cost TT $3,200.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim ext. 330
Rameshwar Santlal ext. 123



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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