Risk Assessment - Principal and Practice

Is this course for me?

This course is for managers, area safety officers, supervisors and anyone who needs to take a lead on or overview risk assessments.

Risk assessment is fundamental to the management of health and safety and underpins the regulatory approach within both the UK and Europe.

This course will provide all the fundamentals needed to understand risk assessment as well as presenting an overview of health and safety law as it affects the University.

Course detail

By attending this course you will learn about the University's procedure for carrying out risk assessments including the practical aims of risk assessment and how you can use risk assessments as a management tool. You will also learn about your duty to protect the health and safety of employees, students and others and about sensible risk management principles.

Part of the course will also look at how to produce a safe system of work and the differences between civil and criminal liabilities.

The aim of the course is to reduce the amount of paperwork produced as well as supporting the integrity of research and teaching you to complete risk assessments for real life scenarios.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course you will be able to:


There are currently no more dates scheduled for this academic year, to have your name put on a waiting list please email the OED team direct.

Last updated 15/08/12 (SH)

Lancaster University
Lancaster University
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