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Risk Assessment

This training course teaches delegates what risk assessments are and how to successfully perform them. Risk assessments are crucial to reviewing health and safety in the workplace, identifying potential hazards and limiting injuries.

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Course overview

Under UK law, all organisations with 5 or more staff are required to carry out written health and safety risk assessments covering all significant hazards.

Risk assessments allow you to identify potential hazards in the workplace, evaluate the likelihood and severity or risks, and put correct precautions in place to prevent harm or injury.

Who is this course suitable for?

This risk assessment course is suitable for all staff involved in the risk assessment process. 

A risk assessment should be carried out by your organisation's competent person.

This course is suitable for all industries and businesses.

Course programme

The risk assessment course covers the following topics:

  • Moral, legal and financial reasons for health and safety
  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • The differences between near misses and accidents
  • The 5 steps to risk assessments
  • Principles of prevention
  • Control measures
  • Practice exercise

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the risk assesment course:

  • Equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to identify risks and carry out successful risk assessments.

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.

Popular FAQs

  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

Why choose a course with Phoenix?

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through engaging, interactive content and compact modules to keep learners attention focused through the course.

  • Pass rates

    Our pass rates for our health and safety courses are above industry average. View our to Trustpilot reviews to find out why we’re rated 4.8 stars by previous customers.