The IQSMS Risk Management Module supports two major SMS requirements:
The Risk Register of the Risk Management Module supports internal risk management of all identified hazards. It is based on the Bow-Tie model, a simple visual way to describe and analyze pathways of risk, from cause to consequence. The focus lies on the identification of implemented safety controls. All identified safety controls are continuously monitored for the effectiveness, by linking the Risk Register with the other relevant IQSMS modules. Weaknesses in the organization are identified to perform timely risk identification and risk mitigation.
Management of Change
One of the main tasks of an effective Safety Management System is to properly manage upcoming changes or identified high risks within the organization. In order to guarantee a sound management, projects must be organized effectively. In the IQSMS Management of Change function, all identified risks are registered and responsibilities and due dates are defined and tracked. Regular reminders guarantee that involved personnel stay informed about the status of certain projects. By performing initial and residual risk assessments, the effectiveness of the implemented risk mitigation is evaluated and relevant management decisions can be taken.