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What is a Risk Assessment and What is it that’s “Assessed”?

Risk Assessment – The risk of What? What is a risk assessment? This may seem pathetically obvious, but a risk assessment is simply assessing the risk of something happening or not happening. Risk is a combination of the likelihood of something occurring and the consequences if it does. A risk assessment is a simple quantifying […]

Risk Assessment Process Could Have Helped

A court decision in Melbourne Australia has highlighted the value of a sound risk assessment process. The Case Work Cover insurance took a business dealing in protective linings made from plastics, ceramic and rubber to court. Three of the business’s employees were working inside a confined space. They subsequently suffered exposure to a dangerous level […]