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HSE Inspector's Guide to Risk Management

Live Online

16 September 2024 - 17 September 2024


The effective management of risk is central to providing a safe and healthy workplace.

This workshop-style training course will show delegates how HSE examines and uses employers' risk assessments. It will explain the common errors that HSE finds in the risk assessment process and show delegates how to use this information to manage risks more effectively to avoid enforcement action.

The workshop will be delivered by a former HSE inspector with more than 35 years of experience and is a rare opportunity to understand how HSE regulates by seeing the world through an inspector's eyes.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Understand the law on risk assessment and the different types of risk assessments required under health and safety legislation
  • Appreciate how HSE inspectors use risk assessments during inspections and investigations, and how they form judgements about whether risks are being adequately controlled
  • Recognise the common errors found in risk assessments and in implementing them, and understand how to use this knowledge to better manage risks
  • Understand the circumstances where an inadequate risk assessment may cause an inspector to take enforcement action and what form that action is likely to take
  • Improve their risk assessment process, manage risks better and avoid enforcement action

What the course will cover

This course provides an overview of the law on risk assessments and explains the purpose of risk assessments. Delegates will discuss common pitfalls and learn how to avoid them. They will study the circumstances where an inadequate risk assessment may cause an inspector to take enforcement action. Delegates will gain an insight into how to improve their risk assessment process. The course uses practical, interactive sessions, group discussions and relevant case studies to enhance the learning experience.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at delegates with a good understanding of health and safety, experience of conducting risk assessments and are seeking to improve their understanding and management of risk, such as health and safety professionals, business owners and those who act as the interface between their organisation and HSE.

The course assumes some prior knowledge and experience in risk management. Anyone seeking an introduction to risk management and assessment should consider the NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risk and Risk Assessment at Work.

Live online course information

Our live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.


£560 per person (includes digital training resources and certificate of attendance).

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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