Introduction to Risk Assessment

Introduction to Risk Assessment

Course Number


Time Required*

90 minutes


Formal (multiple choice)



Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, and considering the things that could cause significant harm to people, property or the environment.

The most important purpose of risk assessments is to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities.

At the end of this course, candidates will have an understanding of what a risk assessment is and how to complete one. To achieve this the course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies. It will then go on to provide practical advice on how to identify hazards and analyse risk before finishing off by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessment.

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Suitable for:

Care, Education and Commercial

Care, Education and Commercial


Introduction to Risk Assessment

Duration: 90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

CourseModule NumberModule NamePass % Required
Introduction to Risk Assessment1The Basics70
Introduction to Risk Assessment2Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law70
Introduction to Risk Assessment3Strategy - Options and Elements70
Introduction to Risk Assessment4Identifying Hazards70
Introduction to Risk Assessment5Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks70
Introduction to Risk Assessment6Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities70
Introduction to Risk Assessment7Recording and Reviewing70
Introduction to Risk Assessment8Management and Responsibilities70

Introduction to Risk Assessment