To cross the road I may go directly, or I may use a nearby footbridge. Crossing the road directly gives me an opportunity to reach the other side quickly, but if I take that opportunity there is an increased risk of injury from moving cars.
What did I just demonstrate?
There are risks in all systems, processes and functions.
Blake Roussell, QHSE Manager with Welded Tube of Canada presented risk-based thinking. Blake explained what risk-based thinking is and the actions that Companies can take to meet ISO9001:2015.
- How can I avoid or mitigate risk?
- Implement the action
- Check the effectiveness
- Learn from the experience – improve
Risk-based thinking becomes proactive rather them reactive. It reduces the undesired effects through early identification and action. Of course, not all processes of QMS represent the same level of risk when trying to meet your Company’s goals.
Blake was also able to share Welded Tube’s risk management procedure and risk register. These documents can be found: Risk Based Thinking
As always, what was discussed at the SIG was much broader than what is highlighted in this blog.
A warm thank you to our speaker, Blake Roussell, QSHE Manager for sharing information on Risk-Based Thinking and Welded Tube of Canada for hosting the SIG event.