Introduction to Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a rigorous method of assessing work activities to identify the potential dangers and risks that could cause harm to people, property or the environment. Its most important role is to prevent accident and injury to people, such as employees or customers. It is a legal requirement for companies to complete and record risk assessments under the Management of Health and Safety at regulations 1999.

This course is a practical introduction to risk assessment that will take you through the entire process of creating a risk assessment, from start-to-finish. You will be introduced to the legislation and given practical training for every element of a risk assessment, from identifying and categorising risk through to being able to clearly identify and detail the responsibilities of employers and employees.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for a supervisor or management-level employee.

What are the benefits of this course?

This course is approved and certified by the iiRSM (the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management).

Did you know?

In 2019, the HSE reported the following:

  • 1.4 million people suffered from work-related illnesses
  • 147 workers were killed on-the-job
  • There were 550,000 workplace injuries
  • £15 billion (approx.) was spent on work-related injuries

Course Modules

Module Module Name Pass %
1 The Basics
2 Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law
3 Strategy - Options and Elements
4 Identifying Hazards
5 Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks
6 Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities
7 Recording and Reviewing
8 Management and Responsibilities


90 minutes

Why Choose DDR Consultants

We are a provider of online health and safety training courses and accredited by leading industry organisations. For example, our courses are accredited and approved by a variety of bodies including RoSPA, IATP, CPD, iiRSM and Gatehouse Awards.

In addition to being recognised by leading organisations, we offer you the flexibility to complete our courses at a time that is convenient to you from any location with Internet access. Upon completion you will also receive a certificate stating your results.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Price: £35