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Employers have a legal duty to assess health and safety risks, protect employees, clients and customers. However, we know the importance of health and safety can be daunting.

 Our Health and Safety Risk Assessment Training course gives your team the necessary depth of understanding to successfully carry out risk assessments in the workplace to prevent injury, property damage and other potential losses. Learn how to navigate the legal framework of health and safety to avoid fines, legal and regulatory action.

Through interactive workshops and expert-led discussions, understand and apply the key principles of risk assessment; learn how to identify risks that might not be obvious and carry out a mock risk assessment which you can apply to your organisation.

Leave the day confident that your organisation’s risk assessments are compliant with the necessary regulations.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Learn how to improve risk assessments at your organisation
  • Develop a greater understanding of the risk assessment process
  • Improve your health and safety by carrying out a mock risk assessment
  • Gain a firmer understanding of the legal duty to assess health and safety risks
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Understanding the Legal framework

    • Gain an overview of the relevant legislation, including the Health and Safety at Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other relevant regulations
    • Discover the need for specific risk assessment under Sundry legislation
    • Understand the enforcement and penalties for non-compliance
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Identifying Risks: Obvious and Unobvious

    • Learn how to identify risks that might not be obvious
    • Train staff to detect and report risks
    • Obvious vs unobvious risks
    • Understand how risk assessments work
    • Ascertain the risks associated with your office property
12:00 - 13:00

Risk Assessment in Practice

    • Understand the various stages involved in risk assessment
    • Identify the hazards in various working environments
    • Understand the control measures arising from risk assessments
    • How to identify common risks that require specific risk assessments
    • Understand the need for specialist advice
    • Recording risk assessments
    • Keep risk assessments up to date: monitoring and revising
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Special Cases of Risk Assessments

  • Review of the need for specific risk assessment under sundry legislation
  • Manual Handling
  • COSHH Assessments
  • Water Hygiene Risk Assessments
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Work at Height Risk Assessments
15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Carrying Out a Mock Risk Assessment (Flexible Afternoon Break)

In this workshop session, learn how to carry out a mock risk assessment and gain expert feedback from the trainer.


  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse a situation
  • Learn how to detect not obvious risks
  • Gain the tools to collect relevant information
  • Develop analytical skills to respond to health and safety risks
  • Ensure your organisation’s records are up to date
    • A quick review of the risk assessment process
    • Identify the consequential benefits of risk assessments (quality, efficiency, etc.)
    • Gain sources of further advice and information