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Safety Risk Severity Table

Severity of Occurrence Catastrophic

Equipment destroyed

Loss of life/lives A large reduction in safety margins, physical distress or a workload such that the operators cannot be relied upon to perform their tasks accurately or completely - Serious injury / illness

Value A



- Major equipment damage - A significant reduction in safety margin, a reduction in the ability of the operators to cope with adverse operating conditions as a result of increase in workload, or as a result of conditions impairing their efficiency - Serious incident Injury to persons Nuisance Operating limitations Use of emergency procedures Minor incident

Minor Negligible


Little consequence

Value 5 4 3 2 1

Safety Risk Probability Definitions Quantitative Numerical Likelihood Class Qualitative Definition Definition Likely to occur many times (has Frequent Ps > 10-4 occurred frequently) Likely to occur sometimes (has Occasional 10-4> Ps > 10-5 occurred infrequently) Unlikely to occur, but possible (has Remote 10-5> Ps > 10-6 occurred rarely) Very unlikely to occur (not known to Improbable 10-6> Ps > 10-7 have occurred) Almost inconceivable that the event Extremely Ps > 10-7 will occur improbable

Quantitative annual/daily equivalent (approximate) More than once per day More than once per month More than once per year More than once per 10 years More than once per 100 years

Safety Risk Assessment Matrix

Safety Risk Severity Safety Risk Probability Frequent 5 Occasional 4 Remote 3 Improbable 2 Extremely Improbable 1 Catastrophic A Hazardous B Major C Minor D Negligible E

More than once per day More than once per month More than once per year More than once per 10 years More than once per 100 years

5A 4A 3A 2A 1A

5B 4B 3B 2B 1B

5C 4C 3C 2C 1C

5D 4D 3D 2D 1D

5E 4E 3E 2E 1E

Safety Risk Accepting Authority

Safety Risk Acceptability Unacceptable Undesirable Tolerable Acceptable

Suggested Criteria for Acceptability Unacceptable under existing circumstances. Major mitigation or redesign of the system may be necessary. May be accepted under exceptional circumstances under management decision. Requires risk control or mitigation. Risk acceptable. However, conscious efforts should be made to reduce the risk to ALARP. Risk acceptable. Still, reducing risk to ALARP is recommended.

Safety Risk Index 5A 5B 5C 4A 4B 3A 4C 3B 2A 2B 1A 5D 5E 4D 4E 3C 3D 2C 1B 3E 2D 2E 1C 1D 1E

Risk Accepting Authority Nil Accountable Executive Director Ops Departmental Heads