Introduction to Risk Assessment Online Course

IIRSM Approved

Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, and considering the things that could cause significant harm to people, property or the environment.

The most important purpose of risk assessments is to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities.

This online course helps you to understand the steps of a risk assessment, including how to identify hazards and their risks, manage hazards and determine the likelihood of harm, how to control risks to a safe level so that you are confident in carrying out a risk assessment in your own business premises.

  • Approved by IIRSM
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Approximate duration: 1.5 -2 hours
  • On completion, quality assured certificate downloadable straight away

Who Should Take This Course?

This online course is suitable for anyone who carries or needs to carry risk assessments of their workplace. The person who carries out the risk assessment is named the ‘compe-tent person’ and this can be the business owner, a manager, a supervisor or anyone else within the business who has sufficient training, skills, experience and knowledge to be able to carry out the risk assessment process safely and effectively.

This Risk Assessment course is suitable for all industries, workplace environments and premises and ensures that your company complies with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.


On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate .

This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The certificate displays the IIRSM logo.

The Introduction to Risk Assessment course certificate does not have an expiry date. The recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. This is printed on your certificate.

Introduction to Risk Assessment online course overview


At the end of this course, candidates will have an understanding of what a risk assess-ment is and how to complete one. To achieve this the course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies. It will then go on to provide practical advice on how to identify hazards and analyse risk before finishing off by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessment.

The course consists of 8 modules with questions at the end. You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass rate of 70% on each module.

Course Modules

Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 The Basics 70
2 Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law 70
3 Strategy - Options and Elements 70
4 Identifying Hazards 70
5 Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks 70
6 Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities 70
7 Recording and Reviewing 70
8 Management and Responsibilities 70



The online assessment is taken on completion of each training module, through several multiple-choice questions. You are required to get 70% on the tests in modules 1-8 to pass the course and gain your certificate.

You can review all the answers before final submission and are given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. In the unlikely event that don't pass don't worry! You can call us and we will offer you 3 FREE Re-tests.