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Principles of risk management

Understand the drivers for risk management and major risk management concepts.

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Understand the drivers for risk management and major risk management concepts.

The course provides an overview of risk management in the high hazard industries. It discusses the drivers for risk management, defines some of the fundamental terminology and introduces major risk management concepts, such as risk tolerability criteria and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

The course briefly introduces some key risk assessment techniques and the situations in which they may be used. It considers the purpose and structure of an HSE/safety case and an HSE Management System (HSE MS). The course includes case studies of some significant historical accidents and their root causes, and evaluates the importance of safety leadership and organisational culture in preventing accidents. 

This course forms the basis of understanding of risk and safety management that can then be enhanced by further study, notably Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis and Risk Reduction & ALARP.

The approach to this course is defined by the fact that we learn by ‘doing’; there are numerous activities and worked examples which complement and embed the learning.

Who should attend?

Managers, engineers, operators, HSE risk advisors and risk management practitioners, safety managers, process safety engineers, risk engineers, plant integrity co-ordinators.

How will I benefit?

  • Deconstruct the risk management process into its constituent components
  • Contrast key risk management terms such as "hazard", "consequence" and "risk"
  • Evaluate the various drivers which cause organisations to manage risk
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Drivers for risk management
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Elements of the risk management process
  • Demonstration of ALARP
  • Example tools, techniques and studies
  • The HSE case (or safety case) and HSE management system
  • Leadership, culture and behaviours
  • Causes of major accidents

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