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SA/SNZ HB 205:2017


Managing health-and-safety-related risk

Provides guidance on the application of AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 (‘the Standard’) for the effective management of health-and-safety-related risk.
Published: 30/06/2017
Pages: 49
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Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Overview
2 Key concepts
2.1 Overview of AS/NZS ISO 31000
2.2 Introduction to the risk management process
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Communication, engagement and consultation
2.2.3 Establishing context
2.2.4 Risk identification
2.2.5 Risk analysis
2.2.6 Risk evaluation
2.2.7 Risk treatment
2.2.8 Monitoring and review
2.2.9 Recording and reporting
2.3 Managing risk in an integrated way
2.3.1 Integration of risk management into organizational processes
2.3.2 Culture and behaviour
3 Issues specific to the management of safety-related risk
3.1 Particular issues
3.1.1 Introduction
3.1.2 Distinguishing between hazard and risk
3.1.3 Cumulative impacts
3.1.4 Time span involved
3.1.5 Variability of people
3.1.6 High-consequence, low-likelihood risks
3.1.7 Difficulty in estimating likelihood
3.1.8 Emphasis on compliance
3.2 Regulatory context
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Contemporary health and safety legislation
3.2.3 Standard of care required of an organization
3.2.4 Reasonably foreseeable hazards
3.2.5 Reasonably practicable
3.2.7 Cost considerations for the SFAIRP process
3.2.8 Officer due diligence
3.2.9 Tolerable risk
3.2.10 Specific regulations
3.2.11 Safety cases (safety reports)
3.2.12 Standards and codes of practice
3.2.13 Additional information
Appendix A
A1 Why communication and consultation are important
A2 What needs to be considered
A3 How to communicate and consult
A4 Possible methods for communication and consultation
Appendix B
B1 Overview
B2 Purpose of establishing the context
B3 External context
B4 Internal context
B5 Background and scoping
B6 Risk assessment structure
B7 Developing risk criteria
B7.1 General
B7.2 Legislative criteria
B7.3 The nature of consequences and how they will be measured
B7.4 How likelihood can be expressed
B7.5 Level of risk
B7.6 Cumulative exposures
B7.7 Criteria used in other safety-related legislation
B7.7.1 Individual fatality risk
B7.7.2 Societal risk
B7.7.3 Whether and how combinations of multiple risks should be taken into account
Appendix C
C1 Overview
C2 Dual role of risk identification
C3 Distinguishing hazards and risks
C4 How risks are identified
C4.1 General
C4.2 Sources of risk
C4.3 Areas of impact
C4.4 Events (what can happen?)
C4.5 Causes (how and why?)
C4.6 Potential consequences
Appendix D
D1 Overview and purpose
D2 How to analyse risks
D2.1 Overview
D2.2 Understanding consequences
D2.3 Understanding likelihood
D2.4 Understanding the role of existing controls
D2.5 Understanding cause and factors which affect consequence and likelihood
D2.6 Understanding level of risk
D3 Types of analysis
D3.1 Overview
D3.2 Qualitative analysis
D3.3 Semi-quantitative analysis
D3.4 Quantitative analysis
D4 Uncertainties in risk analysis outcomes
Appendix E
E1 Purpose
E2 Uncertainty
E3 Risk treatment measures
E4 Considerations for risk control measures
E5 Managing residual risk
E6 Summary
Appendix F
F1 Introduction
F2 Purpose of monitoring and review
F3 How to monitor and review
F4 Priorities for monitoring and review
F5 Learning from incidents
Appendix G
G1 Introduction
G2 Rapid assessments
G3 Team approaches
G4 Task analysis
G5 Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
G6 Hazard and operability study (HAZOP)
G7 Checklists
G8 HAZID (short for hazard identification)
G9 Fault tree analysis
G10 Fishbone diagrams
G11 Bow-tie analysis
Appendix H
H1 Overview
H2 Matrix design
Cited references in this standard
ISO/IEC 31010
Risk management—Risk assessment techniques
Communicating and consulting about risk
Risk management — Guidelines on risk assessment techniques
SA HB 295
Product safety framework (series)
Risk management — Principles and guidelines
Content history
DR SA/SNZ HB 205:2016