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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Hazards and Risks
  2. 2 The 5 Steps to Risk Assessment
  3. 3 Risk Assessment Tool
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Image of a graph showing how the rise in risk severity leads to the rise in risk for slips, trips and falls

In this first section, we define what risks and hazards are and look at how risk can depend on many things. Risk Assessments may NOT always be necessary, so we explain how you decide whether one IS needed and when you need to do risk assessments again.

The steps taken for effective risk assessment in the workplace

This section explains exactly how to do a risk assessment using a simple 5 step process. It takes you through each column of a standard risk assessment form explaining what should go into that column and how to fill it in. It gives examples and explains how to organise a plan of action to deal with hazards you find.

Screenshot of risk assessment tool from the risk assessment training course

This is a simple-to-use interactive tool which can be used to create your own Risk Assessments. It uses short summary reminders from section 3 to help you fill out each column of the risk assessment form. Your risk assessments are saved and can be accessed either from within this programme or directly through the LMS. Get this tool for free! Head over to My Risk Assessment to get this tool for free. Simply register and get instant access! 

About this course

This online Risk Assessment training is designed to help businesses comply with Health and Safety regulations, as well as learn to and carry out structured risk assessments in the workplace.

Whatever sector your organisation operates in, risk assessments are a crucial part of ensuring employees are safe from harm and that workplace risks are anticipated and reduced as much as is reasonably possible.

By law, every employer must undertake this kind of assessment for health and safety risks within their working environment. This course gives a clear, structured overview of what a risk assessment is, as well as explaining each stage of how to perform one in a clear, step by step manner.

As well as helping with legal compliance, this course will show you how to assign ratings to workplace risks, as well as put appropriate control measures in place. Minimise the risks to your business and your employees today by getting instant access to our risk assessment training. 

Our course is broken down into 3 sections; defining hazards and risks and when they need to be recorded, the 5 steps of risk assessment & the risk assessment tool you could use to carry out your assessment. 

We also offer an accident reporting training course which complements this course perfectly.

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Risk Assessment Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Risk Assessment Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Risk Assessment Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Risk Assessment Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Risk Assessment Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Risk Assessment Training Certificate

1,655 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

It was another good course from you.

Helpful, well presented, easy to follow, engaging. Thank you

Clearly written & presented

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Fantastic course with plenty content.

Videos are clear and very easy to follow. There is plenty time for taking notes whilst listening.

A good all round course tank you

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very simple to follow -

easy to follow and forgiving in the test part ! thanks

More basic summary of RA could be better

Felt a bit too specialist, i.e. for roles involved substantively with health and safety, not general, day to day awareness. Not sure that this is necessary for those not directly involved with risk assessments. A more basic summary could have been more appropriate. Content doesn't prepare you for some of the test questions. Some of the questions felt a bit 'curve ball'.

Content was good but the quiz was not

Content of the course was good but the quiz at the end did not go into enough depth to show complete understanding.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Risk Assessments provide a structured way of looking at risks and help create a plan of action to deal with them. Whatever the size of your company, you are legally obliged to assess the risks. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require Risk Assessments to be completed by all employers and self-employed people.

Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of – (a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and (b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Section 3 (1)

Risk Assessment training is a crucial part of ensuring that your employees are constantly up to date with the changing risks associated with their work. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also stipulate that, "any assessment [...] shall be reviewed by the employer or self-employed person who made it if – 
(a) there is a reason to suspect that it is no longer valid; or 
(b) there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates; and where as a result of any such review changes to an assessment are required, the employer or self-employed person concerned shall make them."

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