Nationwide Health & Safety Training and Assessments

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Risk Assessment Training

Accredited one-day course covering the principles of risk assessment in the workplace

“I found Andy to be very knowledgeable on all risk assessment questions I fired at him.
The training will be very benficial.”

Canopius Services Ltd

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Risk Assessment training

Risk Assessment training will enable you to take reasonable steps to protect people and your business from harm.

Our Risk Assessment training course will provide you with an excellent grounding in the principles of the risk assessment process.

This engaging and interactive course has been designed to ensure you meet the requirements detailed in The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974 Section 2 (1) to carry out “suitable and sufficient assessments of risk”.

Location: At your place of work or remotely.

Duration:  One day

Accreditation:  CPD


  • Worksafe UK Certificate of Course Completion
  • CPD Certificate plus 6 CPD points

Call 0370 118 8000 to find out more or to book your course

“This session was very well presented and informative. It was enjoyable and has given me the confidence to apply the principles.”
LC,  Queenscourt Hospice

“A really well-presented training session with emphasis on practical application but also the opportunity to think through overall in-house policies.”

“The course confirmed what I should be doing and explained each topic clearly. The practical session was good and the feedback very helpful.”
IS,  Rood Lane

Risk Assessment Training Course Overview

This information-packed Risk Assessment training course is aimed at those who have responsibility for risk assessments in their workplace.

As part of managing health and safety within an organisation, employers are responsible for assessing and controlling any risks in the workplace to protect employees and others from harm.  In order to do this, you need to recognise potential hazards and then be able to take appropriate action in order to minimise the risk.

This course has been designed to ensure you meet the requirements detailed in The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974 Section 2 (1) to carry out “suitable and sufficient assessments of risk”.

Our Risk Assessment training course explains the moral, financial and legal definitions of risk assessment. We look at the legal requirements to help your organisation comply with the legal requirement to provide a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of risk.

Course Aims

The course aims to provide all delegates with the knowledge and skills necessary to allow them to undertake risk assessments in the workplace. We use real-life situations to illustrate the principles of risk assessment in a fast-paced and interactive session.

Who Should Attend?

This course is essential for anyone who has some professional responsibility for safe systems of work or for carrying out risk assessments at work. This may include H&S Managers, HR Managers, Facilities Managers or the ‘responsible person’ or anyone else asked to write or update risk assessments. Our Risk Assessment training course is also ideal for those who need to be able to check on whether safe systems of work and risk assessments provided by others are suitable.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of our Risk Assessment training course, delegates should:

  • Understand the importance of carrying out risk assessments
  • Understand the principles and methods of controlling risks
  • Understand what makes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment
  • Be able to show competence in hazard spotting and in dealing with near miss incidents
  • Use tools to help prioritise hazards
  • Understand how a risk assessment is undertaken using the HSE 5 step model
  • Understand the principles and methods of risk control
  • Be aware of the additional considerations for anyone considered a vulnerable person
  • Have tools to record their assessments
  • Know when assessments need to be reviewed
  • Know when outside help may be required

Course Content

Our Risk Assessment course ensures you have the necessary tools and knowledge needed to comply with the relevant legislation requiring you to undertake “suitable and sufficient” assessment of risk.  Throughout hte course, real life examples and case studies are used to enhance your understanding and to practise your skills.

The outline of the course is as follows:

  • Risk Assessment – an introduction and legal definitions
  • The law and your obligations (legal, moral, financial)
  • Hazard spotting
  • Near misses
  • Prioriting hazards and risks
  • HSE 5 step risk assessment model
  • Vulnerable people
  • How to control the risks
  • Recording your findings
  • Reviewing your risk assessments
  • Engaging outside help

Risk Assessment Training – The Benefits To You

Our course is designed to help you comply with legal responsibilities including protecting people “as far as is reasonably practicable”.

Attendees will gain a thorough knowledge of risk assessment procedures.

After attending, you will be able to perform your own risk assessments as required in UK legislation.

Our course is suitable for delegates in any sector in an office environment.

We can customise our course to suit your requirements and to include your exisitng procedures.

Up to 12 delegates can be trained at once on your premises providing excellent value for money.

Call 0370 118 8000 to find out more or to book your course