Date presented: 13 August 2020
Lachlan Dreher (Director and Principal Risk Consultant) hosted a webinar discussing the concept of SFAIRP (so far as is reasonably practicable) in safety management.
SFAIRP is a framework aiming to ensure that all “reasonably practicable” precautions are put in place to manage safety. It is threshold test for safety risk management in safety legislation in many jurisdictions.
A key aspect of SFAIRP is that there is no lower limit of risk that is automatically considered tolerable. Risk is considered tolerable if, and only if, there are no further practicable risk reduction measures available for implementation.
Lachlan discussed ‘reasonable practicability’, specifically considering what risk reduction could theoretically be implemented and the reasonableness of doing such things.