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Figure 6.1: The risk assessment process

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The risk assessment process is a six-step process, and at each stage of the process there is a two-way link with the final stage of communication and consultation, evaluation and monitoring. Progress to the next step occurs on the completion of the previous step.

Step

Process

1

Context: Identify climate change, strategic, organisation and risk assessments context.

2

Identify risk: Identify hazards and describe risks

3

Analyse risks: Assess existing management methods. Determine likelihood and consequence. Record risk.

4

Evaluate risks: Compare against criteria, prioritise and identify key issues.

5

Treat risks: Identify objectives, targets and actions to address key issues. Evaluate cost of benefits of options. Community participation. Select options, plan and action.

6

Communication and consultation, monitoring and evaluation.