RIIRIS301E- Apply risk management processes

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply risk management processes in the mining, drilling and civil infrastructure industry.

This unit applies to individuals who contribute to applying risk management processes as part of their responsibilities. This could be an employer, line manager, supervisor, safety representative or employee. This unit applies to those who carry out or assist in carrying out risk assessment in the workplace.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan and prepare for risk management

1.1 Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the application of risk management processes

1.2 Inspect and analyse work area conditions regularly and systematically to identify risks and potential hazards

1.3 Access, interpret and apply existing procedures and any other documented measuresto control identified hazards

1.4 Identify risks and hazards not addressed by workplace policies, procedures, processes and systems

1.5 Communicate potential hazards to relevant duty holders in accordance with workplace policies and procedures

2. Identify and assess unacceptable risk

2.1 Consider and determine the likelihood of an incident in accordance with workplace risk management processes

2.2 Evaluate and determine the consequences of the incident

2.3 Consider and determine the risk level associated with the incident

2.4 Identify or source the criteria for determining the acceptability or unacceptability of the risk

2.5 Evaluate the risk and identify ‘unacceptable risk’ status

3. Identify and recommend risk controls

3.1 Identify a range of risk controls which may eliminate or minimise the hazards

3.2 Conduct analysis of feasible risk controls, including the identification of resource requirements

3.3 Select the most appropriate risk controls for dealing with the hazard using the Hierarchy of Control

4. Contribute to the implementation of risk controls

4.1 Document risk management plan for selected risk controls, including resource requirements

4.2 Obtain authorisation and required resources from relevant individuals and/or parties for selected risk controls

4.3 Document, verify and review risk controls for the activity

4.4 Apply workplace procedures and any other applicable measures to control recognised hazards and associated risks

4.5 Communicate information on the controls and their implementation in accordance with workplace policies and procedures

5. Review risk management documentation

5.1 Monitor and review risk management documentation

5.2 Seek authority and approval, in writing, to amend risk management documentation

5.3 Seek authority and approval to action amendments to risk management documentation


Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.




  • Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, policies, documentation and systems


  • Produces and completes workplace reports, including risk management matrices, using appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structures and conventions

Oral communication

  • Presents information and provides assistance using industry specific vocabulary
  • Uses listening and questioning to clarify and confirm understanding