All employers are required by law to carry out risk assessments and keep a written record of these assessments, regardless of the size of their workplace.

The aim of this training is to develop competency in risk assessment and give an overview of the process of risk management. This course will enable participants to understand hazards, be able to identify the role of risk assessments in managing safety and to become effective risk assessors.

Module 1– Compliance and understanding

  • Legal framework
  • Hazard identification
  • Principles of prevention
  • Introduction to risk assessment techniques
  • Methods for conducting general risk assessments

Module 2– Effective implementation and review

  • Introduction to company specific risk assessment methodology
  • Leading a risk assessment team
  • Record keeping
  • Group exercise

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Have an appreciation for risk driven legislation and its implications for workplace risk assessment
  • Be able to carry out general risk assessments
  • Have an understanding of the risk assessment process for specialist risk assessments e.g. MMH
  • Be able to “quality assure” risk assessments
  • Understand the limits of their competencies
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An LCE Certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant on successful completion of the course.

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