Employers have a legal duty to assess health and safety risks. Anyone carrying out a risk assessment needs to have the necessary knowledge and skills.

 This Health and Safety Risk Assessment Training course gives you the necessary depth of understanding to successfully  carry out risk assessments in your workplace. A properly implemented programme of risk assessments can assist in the prevention of injuries, fatalities, property damage incidents and other losses.

By attending Health and Safety Risk Assessment Training navigate the legal framework of health and safety; 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.

Host this In-House course to gain the necessary skills to avoid fines, legal and regulatory action. Leave the day confident that you and your organisation’s risk assessments are compliant.

Learning Outcomes

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

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • A review of the main causes of injuries and ill health, and the need for their prevention
  • The main costs of accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society
  • A brief review of terms such as “Accident”, Incident, and Near Misses
10:00 - 10:45

Understanding the Legal framework

  • A short review of relevant legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and y other relevant Regulations
  • The simple review of the need for specific risk assessment under sundry legislation
  • 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

  • Stages involved in a risk assessment
  • Identification of hazards in various working environments
  • Identification of people or items at risk
  • Keeping workers and others safe: understanding the control measures arising from Risk Assessments
  • Identification of common risks that require specific risk assessments
  • The need for specialist advice
  • Recording risk assessments
  • Keeping risk assessment up to date: monitoring and revising
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Carrying Out a Mock Risk Assessment

In this workshop session, you will 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 be respond to health and safety risks
  • Ensure your organisation’s records are up to date
  • A quick review of the risk assessment process
  • Consequential benefits of risk assessments (quality, efficiency, etc.)
  • Know your limits
  • Gain Sources of further advice and information
16:00 - 16:15

Evaluation, Close and Feedback