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Risk Assessment for Event Planners

The planning for and response to a public event requires a health and safety risk assessment - is that currently being undertaken by a competent person?

This IOSH accredited course is aimed at those people who are required to create a risk assessment for a pre planned event or incident. It gives people the tools and confidence to develop detailed risk assessments.

The course has been designed by and is delivered by recognised specialists in their field. Content can be adapted for delivery at the different locations dependent on organisational need and local requirements.

This three day programme supports individual development and includes classroom based learning with formal assessment together with practical exercises allowing for application of the learning in a safe environment.


To enable the participant to ensure that adequate risk assessments are completed in connection with the planning and management of a variety of events.


At the end of the course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the key areas of health and safety legislation that relate to managing events.
  • Define the terms, Hazard, Risk, and Threat.
  • Describe the hierarchy of risk control.
  • Explain the ‘five steps’ to risk assessment.
  • Write a basic risk assessment. (Identifying hazards and appropriate control measures)
  • Describe the difference between a generic and specific risk assessment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a dynamic risk assessment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how risk assessment links with the planning process.