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Risk Reduction and ALARP CPD


Course Description

ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) is a commonly used but often misunderstood concept. The purpose of this module is to enable students to understand the hierarchy of risk reduction measures and the options for risk reduction in the project lifecycle. Students will be introduced to the concept of ALARP and how to demonstrate that risk has been reduced to ALARP levels.

Assessment is in the form of an essay combined with activities (e.g. exercises, discussions, etc.).

After completing the course you will be able to:

1. Identify different options available for risk reduction
2. Decide when risk reduction measures can best be used
3. Describe the concepts of “tolerability of risk” and “As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)”
4. Apply the ALARP concept and conduct an ALARP assessment to an appropriate level of detail.

Outline Syllabus:

• Risk management summary
• Hierarchy of risk reduction measures
• Risk reduction through the project lifecycle
• The ALARP concept
• Demonstrating ALARP
• Qualitative and semi-quantitative approaches
• Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
• Societal risk

Visit the Risk Reduction and ALARP CPD page on the Risktec Solutions website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must: have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in science, engineering, business management, or related studies from a recognised institution; or be an industry professional with 5+ years industry experience, with some exposure to risk management tools and techniques; or offer a suitable combination of qualifications and experience which, in the opinion of the Programme Leader, will enable successful completion of the programme. Applicants must be proficient in the use of English. Access to the internet is essential, with the capability to download up to 50Mb of files over 3 days.

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