June 12, 2009 | Barb Carr

Pre-Summit Course: Risk Analysis and Risk Management Best Practices

Australian risk management expert and TapRooT® Instructor Jim Whiting (leader of the committee that wrote AS / NZS 4360:1999, the de facto international risk management standard) will teach attendees how to combine risk management best practices with root cause analysis to provide a single streamlined root cause / risk management process during a 2-day course to be held Pre-Summit (October 5-6 in Nashville, Tennessee). This will be the only time this year that this course will be offered in the US.


Jim has over 25 years of experience in risk management, safety and performance improvement. He was a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Safety Council of Australia and has 18 years of experience as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics and Bioengineering.

Jim brings his risk management and root cause analysis experience and best practices from around the world (Australia/New Zealand, North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe) to this course. If you are interested in improving the efficiency of your improvement efforts by getting the most out of your use of risk management and root cause analysis techniques, then attend this course.

Here’s the Schedule:

Day 1

– Introduction
– Overview of Risk Management
– Purposes, Approaches and Methods
– Strengths and Limitations
– Positivity of RM compared to Loss Control
– RM a new safety culture
– US and International Standards incl. AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management
– Risk Communication
– Risk Identification incl. construction and use of Risk Maps (compared to SnapCharts®)
– Exercise in Risk Mapping
– Risk Analysis – 3 levels of Risk Analysis
– Qualitative
– Semi-Quantitative
– Full Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA)
– Quantitative Logic Trees
– Calculating Risk Semi-Quantitatively with R3 — the Risk Rating and Ranking Tool
– Exercises in Risk Analysis
– Summary of Class Topics

Day 2

– Revision of Previous Topics
– Risk Evaluation – risk tolerability criteria and frameworks at all levels
– personal
– social
– corporate / industry
– national / international
– Demonstrating ALARP – As Low As Reasonably Practicable
– Risk Treatment – contrast to Corrective Actions and Risk Controls
– Hierarchy of Risk Controls – principles and applications
– Risk Tolerability Treatment Options RTTO – principles and methods of choice
– Exercises in Risk Evaluation and Treatment
– Exercises with Attendees’ own examples
– Successes and Traps in Setting up RM systems and processes
– Summary of the Whole Course

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