Risk Assessment Training


ESS Certificate

Course duration

Half Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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This risk assessment training course is aimed at personnel who have been given the task of carrying out and communicating risk assessments such as Managers, supervisors and business owners. 

Risk Assessment Training Course Overview

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require all organisations with 5 or more staff to carry out written health and safety risk assessments of all their significant hazards.  This risk assessment training will give learners guidance into the application of these legal requirements in the workplace.

The concept of ‘risk assessments’ can often strike fear amongst organisations and to those responsible for carrying them out, our Risk Assessment course explains in simple terms how to approach risk assessments and carry them out on your own.  The skill to risk assessments is to prioritise risks and then focus on areas where the consequences of hazards are most severe. It really isn’t any more complicated than that.

Risk Assessment Training Course Aim

To equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out risk assessments. Risk assessments are vital to protect your workers and your business. Helping you to focus on the risks that really matter, our risk assessment course will provide you with all the skills you need to comply with the law.

Risk Assessment Training Course Content

  • Moral, legal and financial reasons for health & safety
  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • The differences between near misses and accidents
  • The 5 steps to risk assessment
  • Principles of prevention
  • Control measures
  • Practical exercise

Risk Assessment Training Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of key practical risk assessment techniques
  • The ability to identify hazards and evaluate risk to know how to implement monitoring and when and how to perform the review process
  • To be able to apply all these techniques almost any environment or activity such as Manual Handling, Computer Operators, Young Workers, etc

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is twelve.

Multiple choice question paper and a short practical exercise to confirm knowledge and understanding.

Successful learners will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Risk Assessment Training certificate valid for 3 years.

Benefits of Risk Assessment Training

By the end of the course you will performing your own risk assessments with confidence meaning you will leave with the ability to carry out your own risk assessments at your workplace without assistance.

By attending the risk assessment course, you will be in a position to protect your staff and your business, as well as complying with the law.