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Task 4

Operational risk assessment


Assess the risks to the organisation associated with implementation of the risk management options

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It is important that prior to implementation of a risk management option, a risk assessment is conducted with relevant experts in the organisation to ensure the option can be safely implemented without creating further risk. In some cases, the most desirable option may have downstream risks that would need to be considered and managed. Your organisation’s risk manager will be able to assist.


  • Assess each option for operational risks (e.g. infrastructure, capacity, workforce skills, customer service issues, etc).
  • For each risk management option being assessed, fill in the Operational Risk Assessment Worksheet in the workbook. The worksheet has a list of potential operational risk areas that can be used as prompts.
  • Develop a summary of the operational risk assessment.

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