Sunday, August 13, 2006

Risk management - new guidance from HSE

I noticed this on the HSE home page a few weeks ago. At first it looked good, examples of how to do risk assessments. However, my view is that a fundamental aspect of risk management is that opportunities to remove hazards, followed by reducing hazards are taken before controls are considered. This seems to be completely overlooked in the examples provided.

I have written to HSE about this and received a reply saying they have debated this point internally and concluded that what they provide is a 'good enough' solution. I don't agree, especially with the ever increasing requirements for risk assessment including fire, stress, ATEX.

The new guidance is at

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