Planning for Success: Engage risk managers

Analysing even the simplest equipment usually involves tackling safety-related failures and failure-finding tasks.

You are likely to need to talk to individuals who have responsibility for your organisation's safety and environmental integrity to ensure that the decisions you make are sound.

  1. Talk to your organisation’s safety and environmental officers about risk before the analysis starts
  2. Don’t expect to get exact numbers for acceptable risk and if you do, look at them carefully to judge how you can use them in the analysis
  3. Make certain that those who are ultimately responsible for endorsing the organisation’s risk management policies know the types of questions you will be asking once the analysis starts
  4. Ask safety and environmental staff to comment critically on the failure management plans that you will be generating