Identifying risk and establishing ways of reducing that risk is a main part of our work in any size of council.  It is also a legal requirement that we do this. This session will cover the detail of a risk management policy to take account of the range of risks councils face - from public money to council activities.

We take a look at insurance, health and safety risks and financial risks for projects. There is an overview of policies and regulations which should be in place to support risk management.

This course is recommended for all officers of local councils, and one which supports the duties you have in the governance of your council. 

Course content


  • The legal background to risk management

  • Outlining the policies to support risk management, including financial regulations and a risk management policy

  • The Insurance Policy and mitigating risk through insurance

  • Risk management in practise - health and safety risk assessments and inspection records

  • Financial risk management – good governance and reporting


There will be lots of opportunity to talk through different scenarios.  We can provide you with useful template documents and all-important networking through talking to other clerks during the session.

When & where

We've postponed our 30 June 2020 course until we know we can deliver this face-to-face. Let us know if you are interested in this topic.


£48 for non-subscribers

20% discount for NPTS subscribers: £38.40


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Average satisfaction rating the last time this course was held was 100%.


Course includes refreshments, course pack and a certificate.  


Clerks can gain 1 CPD point from attending this course.

Details of our booking process, payment and cancellation policy can be found on the Training page.

01603 857004


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