Event Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Event Resources Group
Course summary
1 day
399 GBP excl. VAT
London, Manchester
Open / Scheduled

Course description

Event Health and Safety Risk Assessment - 1 day Training Course

This Event Health and Safety Risk Assessment/Method Statement (RAMS) course provides clear explanations and guidance on the health & safety legislation, risk assessments, method statements and emergency preparedness as applicable to the event industry. 

  • Introduction to Health and Safety Legislation
  • Overview of salient sections of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Risk Assessment Process
  • Risk Control Management
  • Method Statements
  • Emergency preparedness is included in discussions as preparation for any eventuality during events.
  • Case studies and workshop are included to provide practical knowledge for participants

Suitability - Who should attend?

The principles and knowledge of this course provide clear guidance to the foundation of essential health and safety knowledge for all event planners, organising any type of event.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CMP Certification

The course qualifies for internationally recognised Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) certification.

  • Event Resources Group is a preferred provider of CMP Certified Meeting Practitioner.
  • Event Health & Safety Risk Assessments provides 6 hours towards full CMP certification.
  • Event Resources Group provides a Certificate of Attendance highlighting all areas of study.

At the end of the H&S Essentials course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different legalities behind health and safety laws in the country and the penalties for non-compliance
  • Know what is required of every employer when it comes to keeping the safety of their employees including those that are not employed within the place of work
  • Awareness of the documents needed for compliance under the HSW 1974
  • Have a clear understanding of Risk Assessments, the Risk Assessment Process and Risk Control
  • Have a clear understanding of Method Statements
  • Have an awareness of Emergency Preparedness
  • Apply these learnings in the implementation of a sound health and safety plan for your events

Training Course Content

Course content covers:

  • Carry out the risk assessment process by recognising and quantifying common hazards in the workplace.
  • Introduction to Health and Safety Legislation
  • Overview of salient sections of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Identify and list legislation relating to risk assessment
  • Explain employers’ and employees’ responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Introduction to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Explain employers’ and employees’ responsibilities under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

The Risk Assessment Process

  • Define the terms “hazard”, “consequence” and “likelihood”
  • Demonstrate how to quantify risk and understand the risk assessment process
  • Demonstrate an ability to complete a risk assessment

Risk Control Management

  • Explain the hierarchy of control measures
  • Explain when a risk assessment should be reviewed
  • Conducting and completion of a risk assessment

Method Statements

  • Complete overview of Method Statements
  • Explain the use of Method Statements in the event environment
  • Understanding their purpose and uses
  • Distinction between Method Statement and Risk Assessment
  • Discuss what could and should be in a Method Statement


The cost of this course is £399 + VAT per participant.

About provider

The Event Resources Group (formerly EMC Event Courses) is a unique organisation providing multi-faceted support for event professionals, venues, agencies and suppliers. Key offerings include: Outsourced support for event teams Business, venue and event consultancy Executive recruitment & event staffing Marketing,...

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