Risk Assessment Training Program


One day.

Maximum number of candidates – 12 


To help learners understand each of the key steps of a risk assessment, including how to identify risks, manage hazards and determine the likelihood of harm, so that they are confident in carrying out a risk assessment in their own premises. The Risk Assessment training course is designed to help businesses comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 by providing guidance on how to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in the workplace. 



At the end of the course the candidate will:

  • Understand why carrying out a workplace risk assessment is essential for improving health and safety.
  • Understand the types of accidents, injuries and ill health that may occur as a result of failing to manage health and safety.
  • Have an awareness of the legal responsibilities of employers and employees in terms of risk assessments.
  • Understand each of the five key steps of the risk assessment process.
  • Feel confident to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the workplace.

Course structure 

Introduction to Risk Assessment 

We look at some key risk assessment terminology and common workplace injuries, and explains why risk assessments are essential for your workplace. 

Legal Responsibilities 

This module looks at the legislation that all businesses must adhere to and outlines how health and safety inspectors enforce the law and issue penalties if your premises doesn’t have an adequate risk assessment procedure in place. 

Identifying the Risks 

This module identifies each of the key steps in the risk assessment process, focussing on steps one to three in regards to locating hazards, deciding who may be harmed by them, and calculating the overall degree of risk HSWA, PUWER, LOLER, PPE, L117. 

Reducing the Likelihood of Harm 

This module explains the hierarchy of control measures that should be used when determining how to reduce the chances of injury and ill health. The module explains the different types of control measures that can be implemented. 

  • Decide on precautions 
  • The hierarchy of control measures 
  • Engineering controls

Recording and Reviewing the Results

This module looks at the importance of keeping a written record of the findings from the risk assessment and ensuring the details are kept up to date. The module also includes a blank risk assessment template for learners to download and use.

  • Record your findings and implement them 
  • Download a risk assessment template 
  • Review and update



Course Assessment 

Individual written tests with explanation of pass requirements. 

Individual practical assessments with explanation of pass requirements. 

Failure means applicant will have to re-sit the course on another day.

 A certificate of training will be issued for candidates.