2850P Assessment of Risk (Procedures)

Original Date: 7/19/2005 * Last Revision Effective: 4/6/2015
Policy Contact: Vice President, Administrative Services


In an effort to identify and reduce risks to its students that may occur during participation in courses and activities offered by Bellevue College independently or in partnership that occur off campus or outdoors, the following procedures have been established.


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 regularly on a needs basis by the risk management committee. The level of risk is determined by the risk management committee with a recommendation to the President’s staff. President’s staff will make the final determination if the college will offer the course or activity.

All advisors, faculty, program chairs or individuals responsible for the course or activity that involves a risk are 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.

Revision History

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

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated April 6, 2015