Risk Management Approach

This simple, practical process will help you make your plan:

  • Identify the risks
  • Analyse the risks
  • Prioritise the risks
  • Treat the risks by action to reduce or eliminate them
  • Review and monitor these actions

The risk management approach extends to issues faced by your immediate neighbours and adjoining buildings as well as by the people in your own building.

Planning Considerations

Reports of major building disasters around the world reveal many of the same problems. They include safety procedures that are well within the scope, responsibility and capacity of management, such as:

  • No one was responsible for making decisions or giving instructions during the emergency
  • There was no evacuation plan
  • Victims did not know what to do ... no drills or training had been conducted
  • If someone had attacked the fire intelligently at the start there would have been no loss of life.