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Risk and Hazard Management (Term Paper Sample)
To provide a Risk Assessment of MelvinJones Community College using Fire Risk Assessment Checklist,SWOT ANALYSIS, FISHBONE METHOD, Bow tie method of risk assessment,Risk ranking assessment method,Failure Mode Effect Analysis, The Fault tree method of risk assessment, AND so forth. source..
RISK AND HAZARD MANAGEMENT by (Student’s name) The Name of the Class (Course) Professor (Tutor) The Name of the School (University) The City and State where it is located The Date Risk Assessment of MelvinJones Community College MelvinJones College is a satellite campus of Great Jones University located in outskirts of Belvoule central business district. The main entrance is located 10 meters off the Belvoule main road. Entrance through the main gate leads to the hostels on the left, students parking on the right and right ahead is lecturers and staff parking lot. One hundred meters from the students’ parking lot is the college transformer (the main source of power). On the right-hand side of the hostels is the cathedral and behind the cathedral is a gas station. From the staff parking lot moving forward are the lecture halls which are on the left side of the gas station. Brief sketch of MelvinJones College Belvoule Road Main gate Fire Risk Assessment Checklist Done by:Date of Assessment:03/09/2016Location or Site:MelvinJones CollegeJobStudent No.ElementsYesNoN/A1Ignition sources1.1Are there sources of ignition?1.2Are there random checks for potential ignition sources1.3Does the university store flammable substances?1.4Are the ignition sources visible?1.5Is smoking allowed within the campus?1.6Are there statutory signs or warnings within the vicinity?1.7Can electrical fault be potential source of ignition?1.8Fuel sources1.9Are there fuel sources within the university?2.0These fuel sources are they externally supplied?2.1Is the proximity of the school to the fuel sources close?2.2Are the dangers of fuels part of the statutory warnings and notices?2.3Does the fuel source within the university contain both flammable liquids and gasses?2.4Is there safe storage mechanisms for the fuel and the source secured?2.5Are there possibilities of fuel fire being experienced in the area2.6In case of fuel fire, can it spread to the neighboring areas?2.7Can the university contain the fire in such situations of emergency? The checklist is a clear indication of the forms of risk the university is exposed to from the outward evaluation of the college. For instance, from the checklist, the proximity of the college to the fuel station is an indication that in the case of fuel fire, the risk of the university being part of the fire are extremely high (El-Hady, Mohammed, Abdel-Wahed, Ali, Hussien, 2013). The preceding means that the university can undertake stringent measure to ensure premeditated control in case the risk occurs The strength of the checklist method is its ability to evaluate the situation of risk in the university through physical analysis of the area. The method is not only time efficient but also cost effective and engaging. The weakness of the checklist method is, however, its inability to evaluate the single most individual component of the system (Crouhy & Galai, 2014). In case of fire, it will be rarely indicated the cause unless an intensive research is provided on the same. Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats method of Risk Assessment StrengthsWeaknessesThe security system of the university is adequate An electric line separating the lecture halls and gas station The proximity of the hostels from the gas station Secured fuel source Good statutory warnings and threats Good power supply with automatic back-up generatorLack of adherence procedures to statutory warnings. Routine electrical fault checks lack compliance Resistant young generation with non-adherence traits Lack of entire electrical fence for the whole university Screening at entrance not properly adhered to.OpportunitiesThreatsGood budgetary allocation for clear expansion Favorable university community Versatile hostel population with entry and exit procedures generally relaxed Clear separation between the lecture halls and the gas station Friendly and welcoming community of students and staff. Refined land possession by the university. Potential fuel leak Potential fire Electrical fault occasionally unnoticed Overcrowding in the lecture halls Retention on academic related issues The main strength of the SWOT system is indicated in the individual valuation of each and every risk within the assessment area. This provides for vast considerations with regards to what remedies should apply in different situations. Once a weakness, strength, threat or opportunities are identified then an evaluation of the whole system is conducted to integrate into the system. In MelvinJones College the threat of potential fuel fire is incorporated through valuation of the side of the college next to the gas station and necessary remedies undertaken. Coleman (2011) observes that the strength of the SWOT analysis confines the findings to the identified variables of the system. Less adjustment always considers future impacts of the evaluation and strategy. The evaluation rarely considers future development that might reallocate the school or do away with the potential risk posed by the gas station. The Fishbone Method The Fishbone Diagram for fuel leak and explosion at the University Smoking rioting Dissatisfactions negligence Negligence Arsoning Elections Natural means Dissident issues collision power failure unclear rules Unclear warnings negligence maintenance lapse wiring faults All the potential causes are listed in this method and correlated with the lead problem. The evaluation of this method indicates the identification of all potential forms of reasons that can cause the main problem and then connect it and evaluate possible intermediary to contain the risk. In the university, explosion and fuel can be caused by leaks, smoking, fuel tank accidents and so forth, and then these problems are evaluated with the consideration of the main problem of fuel and fire and explosion (Kovacs, 2014). The weakness with this method is the probability aspect of the question of occurrence but its main strength is the in depth analysis of the problem to assess the risk levels (Bawazir, 2014). The analysis provides the backdrop of understanding the risk and cutting out the ways of controlling the eminence of the risk. Bow tie method of risk assessment The Bow tie diagram; ...
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