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Introduction to Risk Assessment

  • About This Course
    You may think that health and safety is the responsibility of just one person within your workplace, but you’d be wrong. As an individual you’re just as responsible for keeping your work environment safe as your manager or the designated health and safety officer. An important aspect of workplace health and safety is the risk assessment process, which is why Introduction to Risk Assessment is here to help you get to grips with this. This online course will teach you everything you need to know to assess risk within your workplace, anticipate hazards and prevent work-related accidents and injuries. 

    Who is this course for?
    Introduction to Risk Assessment is suitable for any member of staff of an organisation or business who wishes to know more about workplace health and safety and risk assessments. Whether you’re an employee who wants to keep your colleagues safe, or a manager who needs to understand how to comply with health and safety legislation, this course is for you. 

    What will you get from this course?
    By completing Introduction to Risk Assessment, you will be well on your way to creating, and maintaining, a safer environment for you and your colleagues to work in. You will be clued up on the importance of workplace risk assessments and the consequences of ignoring health and safety guidelines. As a result, you’ll have the ability to recognise and assess the hazards within your own workplace and put measures in place to minimise the risk of these. 

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Understand the importance of carrying out a risk assessment
    • Differentiate between a hazard and a risk
    • Evaluate risk using a risk matrix
    • Appropriately complete a risk assessment 
    • Identify common issues with risk assessments
    • Raise awareness of potential hazards among your colleagues, employees and managers
    • Take appropriate action to prevent accidents and breaches of health and safety legislation 

    Course features 
    • Multimedia content for an engaging study programme 
    • Case studies bring the material to life 
    • ‘Take it further’ section where you can apply your learning 
    • End-of-course quiz to test your knowledge 
    • Useful advice on what to do in the event of an emergency
    • Key points offer bitesize, essential information 
    • Glossary of important terms 
  • Course lessons
    • They didn’t see it coming 
    • What’s the process?
    • Calculating and assessing the risk
    • Making it safe 
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

    The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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