Employers have a legal duty to assess health and safety risks. Anyone carrying out a risk assessment needs to have the necessary knowledge and skills.

 This Health and Safety Risk Assessment Training course gives you the necessary depth of understanding to successfully  carry out risk assessments in your workplace. A properly implemented programme of risk assessments can assist in the prevention of injuries, fatalities, property damage incidents and other losses.

By attending Health and Safety Risk Assessment Training navigate the legal framework of health and safety; understand and apply the key principles of risk assessment; learn how to identify risks that might not be obvious and carry out a mock risk assessment which you can apply to your organisation.

Attend to gain the necessary skills to avoid fines, legal and regulatory action. Leave the day confident that you and your organisation’s risk assessments are compliant.

About the Chair: Michael Ellerby
Mike is a knowledgeable Health and Safety Professional with experience across many different sectors, including industrial process safety, as well as premises management safety and fire safety for commercial and residential premises. He is a past Chair of the Independent Safety Consultants Association.

In addition to Health and Safety qualifications, Mike also has a degree in Chemistry and a degree in Law. As well as delivering training, he is still actively involved in the client facing end of Compliance Audits, Site Safety Audits, Risk Assessments, Fire Risk Assessments, DSEAR Assessments, Accident/Incident Investigation, etc. He regularly delivers Health and Safety training services in the Gulf region and Webinar Health and Safety sessions existing clients and to the American market. He has previously acted as the Technical Author on a wide range of Health & Safety publications.

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • A review of the main causes of injuries and ill health, and the need for their prevention
  • The main costs of accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society
  • A brief review of terms such as “Accident”, Incident, and Near Misses
10:00 - 10:45

Understanding the Legal framework

  • A short review of relevant legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and y other relevant Regulations
  • The simple review of the need for specific risk assessment under sundry legislation
  • Enforcement and penalties for non-compliance
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Identifying Risks: Obvious and Unobvious

  • Learn how to identify risks that might not be obvious
  • Train staff to detect and report risks
    Obvious vs Unobvious risks
  • Understand how risk assessments work
  • Ascertain the risks associated with your office property
12:00 - 13:00

Risk Assessment in Practice

  • Stages involved in a risk assessment
  • Identification of hazards in various working environments
  • Identification of people or items at risk
  • Keeping workers and others safe: understanding the control measures arising from Risk Assessments
  • Identification of common risks that require specific risk assessments
  • The need for specialist advice
  • Recording risk assessments
  • Keeping risk assessment up to date: monitoring and revising
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Carrying Out a Mock Risk Assessment

In this workshop session, you will learn how to carry out a mock risk assessment and gain expert feedback from the trainer.

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse a situation
  • Learn how to detect not obvious risks
  • Gain the tools to collect relevant information
  • Develop analytical skills to be respond to health and safety risks
  • Ensure your organisation’s records are up to date
  • A quick review of the risk assessment process
  • Consequential benefits of risk assessments (quality, efficiency, etc.)
  • Know your limits
  • Gain Sources of further advice and information
16:00 - 16:15

Evaluation, Close and Feedback

Michael Ellerby

Director, LRB Consulting Limited

Mike is a knowledgeable Health and Safety Professional with experience across many different sectors, including industrial process safety, as well…

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Central London

Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email [email protected] after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 6 weeks, 2 weeks and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 542 9440 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or [email protected] if it has been more than a week.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected]