Health and Safety Training for Risk Assessment (1/2 day or 1 day)

Course Objectives

  • Understand current health and safety legislation relating to risk assessments and why they are so important.
  • Explain how a risk assessment is carried out.
  • Consider how risk assessments are involved in related working activities.

Course content:

Will be based around existing good practice and related policies and procedures.


  • Participative workshop
  • Key messages will be delivered through facilitated activities
  • A variety of training methods will be used e.g. group work, Q & A
  • Experience sharing will be encourage

Course intro and aims and objectives

  • The law and risk assessment
  • Why risk assessments go wrong
  • What is a hazard and a risk
  • Families of hazards and what to look out for
  • How do you gather your information
  • Who should be included:
    • young persons,
    • disabled,
    • pregnant workers
  • Systems of assessment
  • Hierarchical list of controls
    • Eliminate
    • Reduce
    • Isolate
    • Control
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Discipline
  • Practical team risk assessment exercise

Staff concerns (Question and answer session)