After an assessment is completed, one of the foundational components of a procedure program methodology includes the risk-based classification as one of the 3 following types based on frequency of use, consequence and task complexity.
The Risk Classification is important as it determines how the procedures are used, the format, and frequency of review and training. Some organizations treat all procedures identically, resulting in increased workload related to low-risk procedures while increasing use and adherence excursions for higher risk procedures.
The standard risk-based levels, as defined by the Abnormal Situation Management Consortium are:
After a procedure is risk-assessed and the points are totaled, then the table below indicates the standard procedure use.
With SmartProcedures, the Risk score and other risk factors become an important element in the procedure lifecycle in the following areas:
Source: A Study of Effective Procedural Practices in Refining and Chemical Operations,
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