Risk Reduction & ALARP



ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) is a commonly used but often misunderstood concept. The purpose of this course 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.


Who is this for?

Project and operational managers, engineers and HSE professionals.

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

At the end of the course you should 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


80 learning hours

Available as part of our MSc programme

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20 learning hours

Self-paced, self-study

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Attendance only

F2F (2 days)

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level. Risktec course: Principles of Risk Management

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