How To Directory

How to Complete a Risk Assessment


All student groups should complete a risk assessment for their general day to day activities and also separately for any additional events that take place. Please note that all risk assessments for events should be completed and submitted at least 3 weeks before the event takes place.

Whilst it can be easy to see them as an unnecessary inconvenience, they are in fact a very useful way of planning your activities, as well as being essential in ensuring that you are covered by our insurance. Risk assessments don’t need to be complicated, just follow our simple steps below:

 A template Risk Assessment can be found here

Before the event:

  • Think of the risks
  • Think of prevention measures
  • Complete a risk assessment and submit to Groups Hub

During the event:

  • Ensure all leaders have read the risk assessment
  • Ensure all prevention methods are acted upon


Your risk assessment should also reference your National Governing Body and their risk assessment. You should follow their guidelines and apply these to your own risk assessment.

By simply completing the above steps, you show you that you have done your absolute best to recognise what could go wrong, the damage or danger this could cause and how you have tried to prevent it from happening.

It is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Officer to complete these risk assessments (if your group does not have a dedicated Health and Safety Officer it is the President's responsibility) and submit them on Groups Hub. If you’d like any further guidance on how to complete a risk assessment, then just pop into the Activities Office located on level 2 of building 42 (to the right of the lift) or email us at activities@susu.org.

If any changes are made to your risk assessment during the year, you must submit the new document.

Emails were sent out in January/February time advising on how your risk assessment could be improved. If your previous committee has not updated the risk assessment with this advice, it will need to be done so now.