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Practical Risk Assessment

A picture of a risk assessment flow chart and red pen This is a one day, customer-focused course which is ideally suited to any individual who is responsible for undertaking risk assessments in a workplace or other setting.

The course is designed to take the learner through a logical process in understanding hazards and risk, and then being able put in place sensible and practicable control measures in order to make the work place and work place process safer. We also look at relevant health and safety legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work act and the Management of Health and Safety regulations, and look at accident management and reporting.

The course integrates the client’s own health and safety and risk assessment paperwork and procedures.

Course Content:

  • What is risk assessment
  • Legislation
  • Duties of the employer and employee
  • Where to gain information
  • Accident causes and prevention
  • Introducing a safety culture
  • Carrying out risk assessments, guidelines and techniques
  • Practical exercises
  • Workshop evaluation of practical exercises
  • Discussion

Course Duration:

A one-day (6 hour) course duration.

All candidates will have attempted a risk assessment (within their own field of expertise) on their risk assessment paperwork in advance.

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:15

Awarding Body / Certification:

Cognet Occupational Safety and Health – Certificate of attendance


Course Requirements / Notes:

There are no course pre-requisites for attending this course.


Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: