Risk Assessment Online Course

Risk Assessment Online Course

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Every workplace is legally required to carry out suitable risk assessments to reduce potential risks and prevent injury.

Find out how to carry out an effective risk assessment in your workplace, while ensuring you comply to the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.

This CPD-approved 2-hour online risk assessment course provides everything you need to know about each key stage of the risk assessment process – from identifying risks and managing threats, to assessing whether a situation is harmful, and to whom.


By the end of this 2-hour online course, you will:

  • Appreciate the importance of risk assessments in maintaining health and safety
  • Understand the consequences of poorly managed health and safety measures – from ill-health to injury
  • Explain the legal obligations of employers and employees when undertaking a risk assessment
  • Show knowledge of the five key steps of a risk assessment
  • Be able to carry out an accurate risk assessment of your workplace and activities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of specific considerations that apply to a COVID-19 risk assessment


This online course covers the following topic areas:

  • An introduction to risk assessments – what they are, and why they are important.
  • The general principles of prevention
  • Key definitions of risk assessment
  • Who is responsible for carrying out a risk assessment?
  • Risk assessment results – how to record your findings
  • Your legal obligations – regulations, guidance and implementation
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • How to carry out a risk assessment in four steps
  • The hierarchy of control
  • How to avoid risks – safer working systems, protecting individuals, and clear and effective instructions for employees
  • Why it’s important to carry out regular risk assessment reviews
  • The importance of reviewing and updating your risk assessments
  • Communicating with employees and contractors
  • COVID-19 risk assessments – recognising who is at risk and putting control measures in place
  • COVID-19 - the 5 steps to safer working
  • Communication and guidance for management
  • COVID-19 risk assessment template


At the end of this risk assessmenrt eLearning course, you will take an online exam containing 15 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

Make sure your organisation is compliant with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.

Whoever carries out the risk assessment for your business is known as the ‘competent person’. This person can be the business owner, manager, supervisor or any other qualified employee.

By completing this online course, anyone responsible for carrying out workplace risk assessments – regardless of industry or working environment – will gain the skills and knowledge needed to carry out a thorough risk assessment, safely

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