Risk Assessment

Course content

Risk Assessment and The Law

  • The legal requirement for risk assessment
  • Legal background – the requirements of the Regulations and links with other key pieces of legislation
  • Employer and employee duties


  • Risk assessment
  • Hazard and risk
  • Likelihood and severity

Objectives of Risk Assessment

  • Purpose of the risk assessment process
  • Benefits of carrying out risk assessments in the workplace

The Risk Assessment Process

  • Identification of hazards and their categories
  • Who might be harmed and how
  • Evaluating associated risks
  • Establishing the suitability of control measures
  • Identifying and controlling significant risks
  • Documentation and the review process
  • Review the types of risk assessment forms

Practical Risk Assessments Activities

  • Completing example risk assessment forms
  • Assessing risks within workplaces

Action Planning

  • Preparing individual action plans for implementation of new skills and knowledge
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