Risk Assessment Training


By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the basic structure of the UK health and safety legal framework and the approach to enforcement of health and safety law

  • Have an awareness of the principle regulations requiring risk assessments to be carried out

  • Appreciate basic risk assessment concepts

  • Be able to adopt a practical approach to risk assessment and implementation of actions arising from risk assessment


The 1 day course will cover the following areas:

  • The main causes of injury in the workplace

  • Why risk assessment is used?

  • The legal requirements for risk assessment

  • What is risk assessment? – key definitions and the five-step process

  • Identification of hazards

  • Risk assessment techniques

  • Reducing risk and the ‘ALARP’ principle

  • Recording risk assessments

  • Risk assessment review

The 2 day course will cover these areas:

Day One

  • Aims/Objectives

  • Exercise

  • Main causes of injuries

  • Why use risk assessment & Company risks

  • Legislation

  • Defining risk assessment

  • Defining hazard and risk

  • Hazard Identification

  • (short video)

  • Unsafe act & Unsafe condition

  • Hazard exercise

  • Considering who may be harmed

  • Evaluating risks & risk matrix

Day Two

  • Reducing Risk

  • Hierarchy of controls

  • Recording Assessments

  • Reviewing assessment

  • Basic Risk management

  • HSG 65 – Six management elements

  • Human factors

  • Practical risk assessment

  • Summary / End test


1 or 2 Days


This course will provide delegates with an appreciation of the purpose and role of risk assessment as required by UK health and safety legislation and to enable them to practically apply risk assessment principles.