Risk assessment

Online course

£25.00 + VAT

IOSH Approved training on risk assessments to ensure your organisation meets its basic commitments to providing a safe work environment


This course has been reviewed and approved by IOSH as one of 11 IOSH approved courses that meet its high quality standards of content and learning.

Series title: Health and safety induction
Course creation date: 22 June 2016
Course unique reference number: 686b1f0e-dc12-4504-b4b6-9e47c3234d6d
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

Thousands of people suffer as a result of a workplace injury each year.  As well as the impact upon an individual’s health and wellbeing, an organisation’s productivity and performance can be affected by the loss of valuable skills and experience.  Addressing this issue, as well as meeting the legal and moral duties in protecting staff, contractors and the public, takes a dedicated approach to health and safety.

This IOSH approved online course explains the value and legal necessities of undertaking a risk assessment, the main considerations required and the necessary steps towards meeting an organisation’s obligations to help create a safer working environment.

Our Risk Assessment introductory level eLearning course is 30 to 40 minutes in length. The course is designed to introduce the concept, value, and the practical steps of the risk assessment process, and the legal principles of completing such an assessment, as governed by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • An organisation’s responsibilities under UK law
  • The existence of hazards and risks in the workplace
  • The importance of a risk assessment
  • The five-step approach to risk assessment
  • How to evaluate risks
  • When a risk assessment should take place
  • The importance of recording the findings of a risk assessment


Qualification option

If you are looking for a full qualification then the IOSH Managing Safely is the perfect choice.

IOSH Managing Safely

Licensing options

Single user licence

Book now and start studying online in minutes through the International Workplace Academy. Order online and save 10%.
  • Instant access, 30-40 mins study time.
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy.
  • Gain an IOSH-approved course certificate on successful completion of the course.

Multi-user licence

Businesses can save money with discounted rates for multiple learners, or buy access to this course as part of a subscription to the Health and safety induction series.

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email our course advisors.


On successful completion of this IOSH approved course, delegates will recived an IOSH stamped certificate

Entry requirements

This IOSH approved course has no entry requirments

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Full support until you pass

This IOSH course benefits from our Pass Promise scheme. This means that should a delegate fail two exam attempts, International Workplace can reset the course free of charge in order for you to re-study and pass.

We provide a Pass Promise scheme for all of our courses with an eLearning option so even if you study via an alternative method you still recieve free access should you fail any part of the course.


Unit 1: Course introduction

  • Aims and learning outcomes

Unit 2: The reasons for carrying out risk assessments

  • The importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • The responsibilities for health and safety under UK law
  • The reasons why we carry out risk assessments

Unit 3: What constitutes ‘risk’?

  • The hazards likely to be found in the workplace
  • The risks to be considered in the workplace

Unit 4: The purpose of a risk assessment

  • The importance of a risk assessment
  • The considerations of a risk assessment

Unit 5: The risk assessment process

  • The five-step approach to risk assessment
  • How to evaluate risks

Unit 6: How a risk assessment is put into practice

  • How a risk assessment should take place
  • When a risk assessment should be reviewed
  • The importance of recording the findings of a risk assessment

Unit 7: Course assessment

Ten-question multiple-choice online assessment

  • SCORM conformant.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Chrome and Safari web browsers.
  • Responsive design suitable for desktop PCs, laptops and iPads