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Technical Seminar on “The Risk of Using Risk Matrix in Assessing Safety Risks”

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Speaker Dr Vincent Ho intorduced the advantages and disadantages of using risk matrices in assessing risk.

CILTHK Professional Activity Committee
Chairman Mr Timothy Lau (right) presented a souvenir to the Speaker Dr Vincent Ho (left).

Over 200 participants attended the seminar.

IMechE Hon Treasurer Mr Simon Mak (right) and the Speaker Dr Vincent Ho (left).


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Date: 16 November 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Registration starts from 6:30pm)
Venue: TU 107, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Speakers
Ir Dr. Vincent HO - the Safety & Quality Manager of the China and International Business Division at MTR. He has 25 years of experience in quantitative risk assessment and management for transportation industry, defense and power generation, and various complex engineering systems.

Programme highlights:
This is a simple topic... Not quite. In fact, improper use of simple risk matrix can be a risk to your safety.

Risk matrix was primarily developed as a screening tool for safety assessment and it has now been applied in almost every sector of activities including ERM, climate change impact, traffic control, terrorist attack, city planning, etc. The use of risk matrix seems to be a simple operation but do you know how many “types” of risk matrices out there, what can go wrong in the designing and the using of risk matrices?

The Speaker will discuss the background of the risk matrix and point out the typical applications of risk matrix, how to design one, and why there cannot be a standard risk matrix for universal use, as well as the various issues in using risk matrices. The Speaker will address the hidden dangers in risk matrix operations and argue that, if not using carefully, it can yield a false sense of safety.

The talk is designed for those who have only casually used risk matrix and would like to know more about it, and also for those who know everything about risk matrix and use it everyday.

Registration Contact:
This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. Only on-line registration via http://www.hkarms.org/Registration/EventRegister.php?Event=31
Participant number is limited to 160 on a first-come-first-served basis. For enquiries, please contact Amy Tsoi at amytsoi@uti.hk

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