Risk Assessment

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 3 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 hours towards your CPD.

All managers or supervisors are responsible for safety in their offices. A key method of ensuring safety is to undertake risk assessments of work environments and activities, and Risk Assessment outlines the process involved in doing so.

Risk Assessment is structured into a number of learning activities which are supported by graphics and animations. Throughout the course learners are presented with questions to which they are asked to type their answers before revealing the model answer.

This course is suitable for any employees who have a responsibility for undertaking risk assessments on their organisation's premises or activities.

Risk Assessment, which was written in conjunction with experts in this field, is not currently accredited.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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This course covers the following topics:

- Introduction and Background
- The Risk Assessment Process
- Hazards and Risks - The 7 Steps


On completion of the module, learners will be aware of why risk assessments are important, know the definitions of hazards and risks, and know the seven key steps to risk assessment. Issues covered include:

- hazard identification
- risk evaluation
- identification and implementation of control measures
- communication
- monitoring and review of risk assessments

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