Course curriculum

How To Write A Risk Assessment & Understand Risk In Education

  • 3

    Types of Risk | 20 min

    • Types of Risk Intro

    • Brainstorm Activity

    • Negative Risk Vs Positive Risk

    • Integral & Inherent Risks

    • Expected Risk

    • Perceived Risk Vs Real Risk

    • What Sort of Risk Is This? - Each Answer Requires More Than One Selection

  • 4

    Risk Tolerance | 25 min

    • Risk Tolerance Intro

    • What Are You Ok With?

    • What Are You Not Ok With?

    • Risk Tolerance Review

    • Comfort Zones To Help Establish Levels of Acceptable Risk

    • Example of Comfort Level Circles

    • Everyone is Different, This Means is Risk Too!

    • A Different Way To Look At Things

  • 5

    Risk Thresholds | 5 min

    • What's A Risk Threshold?

    • Risk Thresholds Quiz - Each Question May Have More Than One Correct Answer - Select All Which Apply

  • 6

    Starting Your Risk Assessment | 20 min

    • What Can We Do About Risk?

    • Risk Management Strategies Example

    • So... Writing The Risk Assessment... Where Do We Start?

    • What Can We Do About Risk Review - One Or More Correct Answers

  • 7

    Defining Your Risks | 20 min

    • 3 Elements of Risk For Excursions & Activities

    • Review - Defining Your Risks

    • Worked Example - Risk Scenario

  • 8

    Defining Your Controls | 15 min

    • 3 Elements of Control For Excursions & Activities

    • Monitoring Your Controls

    • Quick Review - Monitor Your Controls - Each Question May Have More Than One Correct Answer - Select All Which Apply

  • 9

    Writing Your Risk Assessment | 25 min

    • A Basic Risk Assessment Form

    • Practice: A Basic Risk Assessment

  • 10

    Understanding A Risk Matrix | 20 min

    • Risk Matrix Introduction

    • How Does A Risk Matrix Work?

    • How Does The Matrix Fit Into My Plan?

    • Risk Matrix Reivew

  • 11

    Putting Your Risk Assessment Into Practice | 20 min

    • The Dynamic Interaction of Risk & Control

    • Communicating Your Risk Management Plan

    • Brainstorm Activity

    • Communicating Your Risk Plan Review

    • What Sort Of Records Should I Keep?

    • Risk & Your School Context

    • Continuous Improvement

  • 12

    Next Steps | 10 min

    • Course Summary

    • Feedback

    • Additional Resources

    • Further Training

Have To Write Risk Assessments For An Excursion, Camp or Activity?

Don't Know Where To Start?

Xcursion Professional Development courses take you step by step through the risk management process, so you can confidently assess and manage a whole range of risks for your excursions and activities and make each program safer.


• Improve Safety

• Build Confidence in Managing Risks

• Reduce Incident Risks

• Reduce exposure to personal legal liability

• Avoid lengthy, expensive legal investigations

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