Risk Assessment Training - Classroom

A risk assessment is nothing more than a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. Risk assessment is the methodology that underpins all decisions about health and safety.

The governing legislation is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which require all employers to carry out an assessment of risk by a competent person. 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.

Course programme

  • Health and safety legal overview.
  • The difference between hazard and risk.
  • How to prepare a risk assessment.
  • How to control the risk you have assessed.
  • The need for instruction, information and training.
  • Assessment exercises.

Why train with International Workplace?

  • All our trainers have hands-on, practical experience of managing people, projects and premises, and the real-life problems involved.
  • We have over 50,000 managers who rely on us for legal advice and training every year.
  • We offer competitive rates on a wide range of legal and practical issues to do with managing people and the workplace. We provide national coverage, with first rate service backed by your own personal account manager.
  • Course materials can be developed to include specific requirements with practical guidance to meet the individual needs of your business.


  • The course will help you to demonstrate compliance with the legal requirement to carry out risk assessments, as well as ensuring your organisation meets its basic commitments to providing a safe work environment.
  • Identifying risks to employees, putting together risk assessments and implementing precautions will help prevent accidents and ill health.
  • Being able to implement your own risk assessments will save the costs of using third party consultants, as well as disruption to your business as you improve employee understanding and incorporate assessments into your ongoing management procedures.