This course was developed for those who are responsible for conducting workplace safety risk assessments. The skills and knowledge acquired will assist with the conducting of onsite safety risk assessments, leading to recommendations for the safety, health and welfare of operational employees. Course content includes Security Industry Sectors and Services, Safety Considerations within the Industry, Legislation and Regulations, The Safety Management Process, Use of Safety Risk Assessment Templates, Conducting Onsite Risk Assessments and Incident Investigation.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion, participants will be able to understand:

  • The private security industry sectors and service categories, defining the role the safety risk assessor plays within the industry
  • The role security management plays in onsite safety, health and welfare
  • Core objectives and principal points of workplace safety and health legislation
  • The fundamental aspects of a safety management system
  • The various working environments and conditions in which the security officer operates
  • The range and nature of tasks performed onsite
  • Typical risks to employee safety, health and welfare associated with the tasks performed
  • The benefits in the use of templates to identify hazards and associated risks when conducting safety risk assessments across a range of environments
  • A range of generic control measures appropriate to the risks identified
  • How to select control measures appropriate to the risks identified including responses to third party threats and violence and physical intervention risks
  • A method of structuring a safety risk assessment report
  • A process for conducting safety related workplace incident investigations.

Assessment Summary

The course is assessed by way of a written examination and a 2,000 word project. A pass mark must be achieved in both the written examination and the project. The written examination is completed online. The project will be presented in the format described in the assessment guidelines provided. Appeals processes are in place and extensions and resubmissions are allowed in extenuating circumstances.


These online courses are self-directed; the level of commitment required is dependent upon the experience of each individual participant. While the course duration is scheduled for three months; participants can complete the course and submit their final projects at any time within the three months.


Participants will have supports available to them, including:

  • Extensive course materials taking participants through the course step by step
  • Study guidelines
  • Comprehensive assessment guidelines and submission templates are provided
  • E-mail support provided by course trainers
  • Access to the online forum for support and discussion.

E-Learning Benefits

The course is fully completed online. Access to all materials required is provided on registration, allowing participants to study and complete their coursework at their own pace. The Learning Management System used is provided by DOKEOS, who are based in France with support offices throughout the world. 5.5 million people have used the system to date.


Successful completion leads to the awarding of an Advanced Certificate in Managing Employee Safety. This Certificate is awarded by an internationally recognised industry sector body, The Security Institute of Ireland.

Conditions of certification include:

  • Provision of basic personal details and correspondence information
  • A pass mark of 50% or over in assessment
  • Payment in full of all fees
  • Satisfactory completion of all declarations
  • Assessor recommendation.

Security Institute Mempership

A benefit of this course is that it can lead to membership of the Security Institute, a professional body for security professionals. Membership of the Institute is open to professional experienced persons in any country. Members of the Institute are recognised by the use of the title M.Sec.I.I after their name. On completion of the course, successful participants are entitled to apply for membership.

Registration Options

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If you require special payment options, then please feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to assist you in your enrolment.