Skip main navigation
We use cookies to give you a better experience, if that’s ok you can close this message and carry on browsing. For more info read our cookies policy.
We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.

Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsWelcome to Week 4, Assessing and Responding to Risks at

Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsEmergency Incidents. Despite the complex nature of emergency

Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsmanagement, the mechanisms for

Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsmanaging risk remain the same: the process of Risk Assessment,

Skip to 0 minutes and 24 secondsRisk 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

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 secondsusing consultative processes, specialist knowledge or even

Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsspecialist advice. We move on to the world of Risk Analysis, both quantitive and qualitative and the importance of applying

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsnumber to the risk scale. We move on to the complex area of Risk Evaluation. Here we use

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsthe 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,

Skip to 1 minute and 3 secondswhether we are not going to act or whether we need to seek additional measures. And we then move on to the final

Skip to 1 minute and 10 secondssection which is Risk Treatment. Are we trying to eliminate the

Skip to 1 minute and 13 secondsrisk 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

Skip to 1 minute and 22 secondspractice, all within the context and structure of ISO31000 Risk Management. I am really looking

Skip to 1 minute and 30 secondsforward to the week and I hope that you are too.

Welcome to the week

[In the Video Paul discusses]

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

we will be looking at some case studies in order to help illustrate theories and practice, we will be doing some exercises and tasks designed to put theses theories into practice and we will be doing it all within the risk management framework provided by BS ISO31000.

I hope you enjoy the week.

Share this video:

This video is from the free online course:

Managing Risk in an Emergency Context

Coventry University

Contact FutureLearn for Support