Introduction to Risk Assessment

CPD approved


This course can be purchased for £35 on an individual license basis.
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Course Overview

At the end of this course, candidates will have an understanding of what a risk assessment is and how to complete one. To achieve this the course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies.

It will then go on to provide practical advice on how to identify hazards and analyse risk before finishing off by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessment.

Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, and considering the things that could cause significant harm to people, property or the environment.

The most important purpose of risk assessments is to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities.

Course Content

This course has a required passrate of 70% and a duration of at least 90 minutes.

  1. The Basics
  2. Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law
  3. Strategy – Options and Elements
  4. Identifying Hazards
  5. Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks
  6. Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities
  7. Recording and Reviewing
  8. Management and Responsibilities

System Requirements

An up-to-date web browser
Up to date video drivers and media players
Memory of at least 1Gb RAM
Broadband download speed of at least 3Mbps