As an employer, you are required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is:

  • identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards)
  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn't possible, control the risk

Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.

An effective risk assessment can drastically reduce the likelihood of work-related accidents. They raise awareness about hazards and the risks they pose and help employers identify options to minimise health and safety risks.

This course is most suited to:

This course is designed for all employees that need to understand why Risk Assessments must be done and how they are carried out.

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What people say about this course

Fantastic course, well delivered.
James Stubbs, Gun Wharf

Risk Assessment Awareness in December 2022

What people say about this course

I enjoyed the practical assessment where we planned our own risk assessment. John made learning the subject fun.
Katherine Baker, Medway Council

Risk Assessment Awareness in December 2022

What people say about this course

Informative. Good to have team input and support.
Yvonne Satchel, Medway Libraries

Risk Assessment Awareness in September 2022

What people say about this course

John is very knowledgeable and gives lots of examples (through experience) to illustrate what he's teaching. Great sense of humour therefore makes you feel relaxed (better to learn) and allows time for Q & A as and when for discussion. Very approachable.
Julia Smith, Medway Adult Education (1)

Risk Assessment Awareness in June 2023