Risk Assessment Online Training

This Risk Assessment Online Training course covers:

  • How the terms hazard, risk, risk factor and reasonably practicable relate to the risk assessment process.
  • The role that risk assessment plays in meeting regulations and improving health and safety in the workplace.
  • The steps in carrying out a risk assessment, including how to identify and prioritise hazards.

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Course Introduction

As a manager or supervisor you need to protect people’s health and safety. To prevent or minimise harm, you need to understand the risks.

A risk assessment process helps you to examine the workplace and work activities so that you can identify hazards to people. Based on the assessment of risk, you can change processes and apply control measures to prevent harm and reduce risk.

This Risk Assessment Online Training course takes on average 45 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The EssentialSkillz Risk Assessment eLearning course describes how the process of risk assessment assists with the management of safety and health in the workplace. It explains the process of scoping a risk assessment and identifying hazards. It outlines a simple matrix for evaluating and prioritising hazards, and describes how to select the most cost-effective and powerful risk control measures. How and when to document and review risk controls is also covered.

The course has been designed to apply best practice identified in the HSE Research Report (RR151) “Good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment.”  In particular, the course encourages people to define the scope of a risk assessment, and to involve workers with practical knowledge of the activity or equipment being assessed.

On completion of the course, learners should carry out some simple risk assessments within their organisation under the supervision of a more experienced colleague.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Risk Assessment eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

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We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Risk Assessment course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Risk Assessment Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Risk Assessment training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.
  • Please note: RoSPA recommends for this awareness training course to be combined with face to face training to provide users with all-round skills and knowledge.

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Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

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Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at managers or supervisors with responsibilities for risk assessments. It is also useful for those with a role in checking risk assessments created by others, such as contractor risk assessments. It could be included as part of a blended learning approach for the induction process of new managers or supervisors, or as an introduction to workers who are going to be involved in risk assessment workshops.

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