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Health and Safety: Risk Assessment


About this course:

This course is designed to develop ability and practical confidence by equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to complete risk assessments effectively.

There is a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical sessions.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Follow the essential steps to complete risk assessments in order to protect people from harm.

- Ensure that colleges and services reduce risks to as low as reasonably practicable.

- Identify hazards and produce a thorough risk assessment that is appropriate to your workplace activities.

- Correct issues found, recommend appropriate action and record actions taken.

Who should attend this course:

This course is for staff that are required to complete risk assessments and/or are involved in the risk assessment process within their college or service.


Rhian Loosemore, Health and Safety Advisor.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"The most valuable thing I learned was what a risk assessment is and what its purpose is in the workplace".

"Understanding the main principles of identifying a hazard and its consequential risk helped clarify the process of writing a risk assessment".

"I now know the general ideas behind risk assessment and the importance of staying grounded".

"This was a really good session, very helpful and full of useful things to think about".

Before the course:

Please review the Safety, Health & Wellbeing webpage and read the Safety Policy and become familiar with the subject specific standards and the supporting documentation within each standard.


Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please e-mail for any queries.

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