Workshop: How to undertake a risk assessment

A workshop to assist staff and postgraduate students who are required to write risk assessments as part of their work or study.

Key content

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Know the definition of terms such as hazard, risk, likelihood, consequence
  • Outline the five steps of risk assessment
  • Understand the importance of good preparation
  • Identify significant hazards
  • Identify the people who may be harmed
  • Be familiar with the hierarchy of control and evaluate the suitability of existing control measures
  • Know how to calculate the risk level attached to a particular hazard
  • Be able to break down processes into tasks
  • Understand how to communicate the risk assessment findings and the importance of doing this well
  • Recognise the conditions prompting a review of risk assessment.


Members of staff and postgraduate students involved in the risk assessment process.


A member of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team.

EVOLVE capabilities

Customer Service, Professional Skills, Delivering Results, Decision Making, Planning and Organising, Stakeholder Service

Leadership framework dimension

Setting Direction, Enabling People, Achieving Results

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A cancellation fee may apply. For more details, please see our cancellation policy.

To enrol

  1. To view course availability, visit Career Tools.
  2. Find the session you would like to attend and click on the request button to register.

Please note: If you are a UniServices or other affiliated staff member and cannot access Career Tools, please email

Specify the event you wish to enrol in, providing your full name, ID number and the event code.

Document Control
Version: 1.0
Last Updated: Dec 2019
Next Review: Dec 2022
Approver: Associate Director, Health Safety & Wellbeing