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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsWelcome to Week 4, Assessing and Responding to Risks at Emergency Incidents. Despite the complex nature of emergency management, the mechanisms for

Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsmanaging risk remain the same: the process of Risk Assessment, Risk Evaluation and Risk Treatment. This week we will be looking at each of those 3 elements. We will look at the various ways that we can identify risks and hazards using consultative processes, specialist knowledge or even specialist advice. We move on to the world of Risk Analysis, both quantitive and qualitative and the importance of applying number to the risk scale. We move on to the complex area of Risk Evaluation.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsHere we use the previously identified risk context, what we know about the risk environment, to make a decision about the risk, to make a call whether we are going to act, whether we are not going to act or whether we need to seek additional measures. And we then move on to the final section which is Risk Treatment. Are we trying to eliminate the risk completely? Is there some other mitigation that we need to bring to bear? This week we will be using case studies and exercises to marry theory with practice, all within the context and structure of ISO31000 Risk Management. I am really looking forward to the week and I hope that you are too.

Welcome to the week

In the second week of this course you will examine the steps that are required to successfully treat risk.

Watch the video in which Paul discusses what will be covered this week. In it he asks the question whether we are trying to eliminate risk completely.

This week you will …

  • evaluate the steps used in a traditional analytical risk assessment

  • critique its applicability to the emergency context

  • analyse other approaches for dynamic risk assessment

  • evaluate the importance of evidencing risk assessment and associated decision making

Your task

What are you looking forward to this week?

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Managing Risk in an Emergency Context

Coventry University

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