2850P Assessment of Risk (Procedures)

Original Date: 7/19/2005 * Last Revision Effective: 3/16/2021
Policy Contact: Vice President, Administrative Services


The following procedures have been established by Bellevue College to identify and reduce risks to its employees and students that may occur during participation in courses or activities offered by the college independently or in partnerships with external organizations that occur on or off campus, either indoors or outdoors.


Using the appropriate risk assessment form, the unit administrator determines if the course or activity may place staff, students, volunteers, or other participants at risk.

When a risk is involved (such as chemical exposure, special physical needs or equipment, exposure to off campus or outdoor risk) with a new or existing course or activity, the unit administrator must complete the risk assessment check list and requirements for a risk assessment form.

Risk assessments are reviewed on a case by case basis by the risk management committee. The level of risk is determined by the risk management committee with a recommendation to president’s cabinet. President’s cabinet will make the final determination if the college will offer the course or activity.

Any advisor, faculty member, program chair, or individual responsible for a course or activity that involves a risk is required to have all participants complete and sign the assumption of risk notice and release of liability forms. These forms must be submitted to the office of the vice president of administrative services prior to the start of the activity or course.

Relevant Laws and Other Resources

Risk Management folder, found in the BC Forms Library SharePoint site (login required)

Revision History

Original 7/19/2005
Revision 5/21/2009; 9/11/2012; 4/6/2015; 3/16/2021

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated March 18, 2021