SaRS – Are Risk Matrices Hazardous?

June 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The use of risk matrices for safety decision making is common place. But how well are they used? Are they actually suitable for purpose? Do we really understand the technical, psychological, legal and political implications and whether the results add value, or could be potentially hazardous in themselves?

Over the years we have seen occasions when the use of risk matrices actually allows for an unintended increase in risk, so this SaRS London Branch event will scrutinise the methodology; how it is used and sometimes abused; and highlight ways in which risk matrices can lead to poor risk management that may actually be hazardous.

We will have three talks covering the use of risk matrices addressing these issues, together with practical examples and followed by what promises to be a lively Q&A session.

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