Risk Assessment Training


This practical course is aimed at those who are required to undertake risk assessments. It covers legislative requirements and guidance for risk assessment, control and monitoring programmes. Practical hands-on risk assessments are introduced and put into practice.


To give staff nominated to undertake risk assessments an understanding of the techniques that can be used.


A rationale for effective risk assessments

Legal requirements

  • General risk assessment
  • COSHH assessment
  • DSE assessment
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Dangerous equipment

Techniques for undertaking risk assessments – the difference between hazard and risk

The role of line managers in an organisational risk management structure designed to implement risk assessment and risk control

Case studies

Perspective on recent legal developments

  • litigation update
  • enforcement issues

Proactive risk-driven safety management

  • organising task-based assessment programmes
  • dealing with issues not explicitly covered in legislation
  • organising the programme
  • record-keeping requirements and implications
  • risk control tracking
  • audit trails
  • risk assessment as one part of overall safety management system
  • using risk assessment programmes to set departmental safety targets
  • learning from experience

Who will benefit

Those with roles in instigating, co-ordinating or undertaking safety-related risk assessment programmes

Learning outcomes

After the course delegates should:

  • be able to develop and manage risk assessment programmes within their own organisation
  • understand the principles and practice of task-based risk assessment programmes and comfortable with applying the techniques in their organisation
  • understand the principles of risk control

Practical application

Hands-on application of the risk assessments techniques within the host organisation on day two

  • General risk assessment
  • COSHH assessment
  • DSE assessment
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Dangerous equipment

Time: 3-6 Hours

Cost of course: For details please contact us

Location: Course to be held at the Client’s Site or Workplace

Contact Us:

Cooper Safety Associates
Telephone: 01483 225911
Email: neil@coopersafety.co.uk