ALARP vs SFAIRP revisited

Richard RobinsonALARP & SFAIRP

The ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) versus SFAIRP (so far as is reasonably practicable) debate appears to continue in many places, for example, AS/NZS2885.6:2018 Pipeline Safety Management. The current position of many is that SFAIRP equals ALARP and that any view to the contrary is just arguing about the number of angels on a pinhead. Nothing could be further … Read More

Managing Critical Risk Issues: Synthesising Liability Management with the Risk Management Standard

Gaye FrancisALARP & SFAIRP, Critical Risk Issues, Risk Management

The importance of organisations managing critical risk issues has been highlighted recently with the opening hearings of the coronial inquest into the 2016 Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy that killed four people. In a volatile world, boards and management fret that some critical risk issues are neither identified nor managed effectively, creating organisational disharmony and personal liabilities for senior … Read More

Energy Safety Report Released

Richard RobinsonALARP & SFAIRP, Safety Due Diligence

The Release of the Final Report and Government Response – Review of Victoria’s Electricity and Gas Network Safety Framework has occurred and is available at R2A is quoted a number of times in the report. Two of the key recommendations, supported in principle by the government, are: 34   All energy safety legislation should be consolidated in a single … Read More

Risk Engineering Body of Knowledge

Richard RobinsonALARP & SFAIRP, Due Diligence, Education, Risk Management, Uncategorized

Engineers Australia with the support of the Risk Engineering Society have embarked on a project to develop a Risk Engineering Book of Knowledge (REBoK). Register to join the community. The first REBoK session, delivered by Warren Black, considered the domain of risk and risk engineering in the context risk management generally. It described the commonly available processes and the way … Read More