This is the principle assessment of the module and is essentially a piece of individual project work to run throughout the year.During the module you will learn about many different methods for assessing risks in different contexts. Your task is to perform some of these assessments for yourself, in order to gain the experience to judge the spectrum of tools available. Some methods are of course more rigorous than others and the breakdown below shows how the marks will be divided amongst them.
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|1) ||Ticklist || |
|2) ||SWOT || |
|3) ||Fishbone diagram || |
|4) ||Bowtie diagram || |
|5) ||Risk ranking (from ticklist, with overall risk matrix) || |
|6) ||FMEA or PHA || |
|7) ||Fault tree (with structure function) || |
|8) ||Reliability block diagram || |
|9) ||Event tree || |
|10) ||Comparative cost Benefit Analysis || |
|11) ||Optimum budget allocation analysis || |
|12) ||A reflective comparison of the methods in your portfolio || |
You should select a hypothetical place to risk assess – you are not (unfortunately) insured or cleared to inspect a real premises full of risks. Each of the above methods should agree and relate to the same place, and the assessment should be SPECIFIC to that place.Examples: Hotel, train station, art gallery, university building, stadium.Hint:A place with three rooms (or your flat) does not impress the course externals/employers.An oil refinery, nuclear site or military complex is probably too ambitious.- You are looking for a balance between ‘achievable’ in the space and ‘shows your skill’.
You are advised to relate each class to the set assignment like a ‘hit-list’, and to approach methods as soon as topics are encountered in order to best manage your assessment workload.If you use team-working during your study and revision to ‘crack’ problems, please be aware that your submission is a concise statement of what you understand individually. Similar or identical work will raise plagiarism alarm signals.Original work (i.e. your own tables/diagrams and words) will attract higher marks than materials derivative from the internet.The word limit is 3,000 words (+/-10%). This includesquotations and appendices. Tables will be computed as 200 words per page. The word count must be printed on the front page of your work this year.