Covered in this course

The Risk Assessment Training course is broken down into 4 sections.

1) Why Assess Risks?

In the first section we look at why you should do risk assessments, including the legal, moral and financial reasons. It emphasises that, without a structured process, it’s easy to miss risks if you have lots of different responsibilities. And risks can also be missed through over-familiarity with the workplace.

A diagram that shows sickness and injury costs money and time as part of our risk assessment training course

2) When Should I Assess Risks?

Here, 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.

Image of a graph showing how the rise in risk severity leads to the rise in risk for slips, trips and falls

3) The 5 Steps to Risk Assessment

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.

The steps taken for effective risk assessment in the workplace

4) Risk Assessment Tool

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! 

Screenshot of risk assessment tool from the risk assessment training course

Risk Assessment Training Certificate

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

This Risk Assessment Training - Workplace Risks course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires 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 all relevant approvals.

Risk Assessment Training Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 436 real user reviews.

4.26 out of 5

No summary provided

Incredibly basic

Spent a long time saying not very much, it was common sense stuff and could have been significantly shorter

informative and comprehensive

Very easy to follow, presentation was great, summaries are very useful. The information was clear and structured, giving the learner the information and why policy/procedure/laws needed to be followed. The presentations were direct and hold the attention, the summary at the end of each section highlighted the information beautifully. Thank you

Too long.

Didn't find it as engaging or as easy to focus on as other sessions

Too long!!

Quite long - does not need to be this long and content quite boring. People do not need it to be this long.

useful information

an awful lot of very useful information - not sure how much of it I will remember - maybe 5-6 facts

Clear and to point

Clearly presented, concise and kept to key points

it was great

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Legislations relating to Risk Assessments in the Workplace

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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."