Health and Safety Risk Assessment

This course provides students with knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and the skills required to identify hazards, assess risks and identify control and monitoring measures for risks in a given workplace.


A Health and Safety Risk Assessment certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Unit Standard: 30265 L3 C8 V2

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Understanding the legislative and company structure for managing and assessing risk.
  • Understanding individual responsibilities for managing and assessing risk.
  • Understanding and using a JSA/JHA and the risk assessment matrix.
  • Demonstrating and using the correct forms and procedures for reporting hazards and assessing risk.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of health and safety risk assessment.
  • Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry good practice.

Related training

Competency in US 30265 will be accepted as meeting the hazard management pre- requisite for our Common Permit to Work training.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites


Assessment process

Theory assessment which takes place when the student is ready, and includes the completion of a Hazard identification and control form and a Job Safety Analysis.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

1 Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$340 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Consultant, Training Facilitator and company director, Mal has a history of work in the oil and gas sector, process operation and hazard management.  He has extensive experience in many roles in the workforce and brings authentic experience to the training situation.  With a background in physics, chemistry, statistics and human anatomy he knows his subject matter well, and this knowledge and experience comes to the fore in his training and delivery.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.


Very informative, great stories, learnt a lot.

Sharon Lee - Pipes NZ

Great instructor - great course - thanks.

Honor Lymburn - Healthshare

Great course!

Trevor Maton - Suez

Great Tutor.  Very personable.

Emily Zielinski - Ozone Coffee Roasters

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