Risk Assessment

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The intended learning outcome is that delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the legal requirements for risk assessment.
  • Understand the principles of hazard identification.
  • Carry out an assessment of risk as an individual or member of a team.
  • Understand the principles of risk control.
  • Background to Risk Assessment
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA)
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations relevant to risk assessment
  • Safe systems of work
  • Risk assessment – managers responsibility
  • Risk Assessment Terminology
  • Hazard
  • Risk
  • Principles of Prevention
  • Evaluation of Precautions
  • Management Regulations Relevant to Risk Assessment – Summary
  • Assessment Records
  • Special applications of risk assessment – Young persons
  • New or expectant mothers
  • Overview of other assessment requirements

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Course Description

Risk Assessment
Continuous tutor assessment with a mixture of syndicate exercises

Why you should attend this course

Effective Risk Control is the cornerstone of modern Health and Safety management.

This course is highly practical in nature and has been designed to ensure delegates gain a thorough understanding of the principles and techniques of effective risk assessment, along with an overview of the key requirements of the underpinning legislation.

Risk assessments are the benchmark of all good health and safety management systems. This course examines what is meant by risk assessment, the basic principles of risk assessment, and the HSE’s recognised five-step approach to successful risk assessment as part of an overall safe system of work.

Who should attend?

Senior Managers, Line Managers, supervisors, Safety Officers or anybody who is involved in carrying out Health and Safety Risk assessment.

Course Reviews

Trainer kept a great pace, injected fun into the day(s) and ensured we were all involved. Good relaxed atmosphere at the venue, good food and we were well looked after.


Good delivery and interaction of training material. Excellent venue.


Tutor was very clear in giving the content of the course.  Took time to ensure everyone understood.


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