Risk Assessment Training Course

Our 1-day Risk Assessment Training Course is designed to provide learners with knowledge in the skills of effective risk assessment and how to implement safety practices within their organisations

Risk Assessment Training Course

The Risk Assessment Training Course is designed to give the learners both theoretical and practical learning in the conducting of risk assessment. It will outline the general responsibilities and requirements under current occupational health and safety legislation. The course will ensure that employers meet with the requirements to comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Section 19.

By law, specifically Section 19 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 places responsibility on employers and those who control workplaces to any extent, to identify hazards in the workplaces under their control and assess the risk presented by the hazards. The aim of Risk Assessment is to reduce the risk of injury and illness associated with work. Ultimately, assessing risk means that anything in the workplace that could cause harm to your employees, other employees and other people (including customers, visitors and members of the public) must be carefully examined. This allows you to estimate the magnitude of risk and decide whether the risk is acceptable or whether more precautions need to be taken to prevent harm. The aim is to ensure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill.

The Risk Assessment Training Course will provide both theoretical and practical examples to ensure learners fully understand the concept of risk assessment. The Risk Assessment Training Coursee would be a good pre-courser to our Safety Awareness Training Course or our Safety Representative Training Course.

Accidents and ill health can ruin lives, but can also affect business through downtime if machinery is damaged, which can also lead to increased insurance costs. It could also mean a day in court. Therefore, carrying out Risk Assessments, and keeping both up to date will not in themselves prevent accidents and ill health but they will play a crucial part in reducing their likelihood.

Every person to whom Section 12 of the Safety and Health at Work Act 2005 and Section 15 of the Safety and Health at Work Act 2005 applies shall carry out a risk assessment in accordance with this section to the extent that his or her duties under those sections may apply to persons other than his or her employees.

Course Aims

  • To provide learners with the knowledge to develop an understanding of the concept of workplace risk assessment and associated legislation.
  • To identify workplace hazards and risks which affect employee’s health and safety.
  • How to undertake the risk assessment process in the workplace.

Course Objectives

  • learners will understand the legal requirements under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • learners will understand how to carry out a risk assessment
  • learners will understand the general principles of prevention
  • learners will understand the Hierarchy of Controls
  • learners will understand hazard identification methods
  • learners will understand how to apply risk assessment to common workplace scenarios

Who Should Attend This Course?

Safety Advisors, Facilities Managers, Production Managers, Supervisors and any other person who may have a role to play in the management of day-to-day health and safety issues

Pre-Course Requirements

  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements

Course Programme

  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 (overview)
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work General Application Regulations 2007 (overview)
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Safety Statement (overview)
  • Workshop

Our Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher.

Training Methods

  • Classroom based power-point presentation
  • Practical Workshop


Participants will be required to fully participate in workshops and carry out risk assessments based on workplace scenario settings.


  • Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS Course Attendance Certificate
  • Refresher course recommended after 3 years

Maximum Number of Learners



1 Day

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