This completes the free course Assessing risk in engineering, work and life. You should now have developed your ideas of what is meant by risk in an engineering context and how risk can be assessed in the workplace, home and other situations.
Risk is closely linked to accidents and we have looked at a number of major accidents and the role of human factors in their causes. Understanding how to assess risk and the prevention of accidents are an essential engineering skills. A number of risk assessment and accident prevention methods are considered.
Probability is widely used in assessing risk and this course presents an introduction into probability and its use in risk assessment and at home.
Finally, communicating risk to the wider community is another key engineering skill so ways of presenting risk are presented and the concept of the stakeholder is introduced.
This OpenLearn free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course T193.