Risk Reduction and ALARP


ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) is a commonly-used but often misunderstood concept.  The purpose of this module is to enable students to understand the hierarchy of risk reduction measures and the options for risk reduction in the project lifecycle.  Students will be introduced to the concept of ALARP, practise applying it and learn how to demonstrate that risk has been reduced to ALARP levels.


At the end of the course you will be able to

  1. Identify different options available for risk reduction
  2. Decide when risk reduction measures can best be used
  3. Describe the concepts of “tolerability of risk” and “As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)”
  4. Apply the ALARP concept and conduct an ALARP assessment to an appropriate level of detail


Outline content

  • Risk management summary
  • Hierarchy of risk reduction measures
  • Risk reduction through the project lifecycle
  • The ALARP concept
  • Demonstrating ALARP
  • Qualitative and semi-quantitative approaches
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  • Societal risk


Study options

Distance learning


In-house customised training can be provided upon request.  Enquire for further details.

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