Risk Rating

The Residual Risk Matrix

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Risk Consequences

 
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Risk Likelihood

Key:

    1 - 4 - Low 5 - 11 - Moderate
    12 - 16 - High 17 - 25 - Extreme

Risk Rating Descriptors

RatingDescriptionRequired Action
L Low Acceptable:
Unlikely to require specific application of resources; Manage by routine procedures.
Monitor and review.
M Moderate Acceptable:
Unlikely to cause much damage and/or threaten the efficiency and effectiveness of the program/activity.
Treatment plans to be developed and implemented by operational managers.
Manage by specific monitoring or response procedures.
H High Generally not acceptable:
Likely to cause some damage, disruption or breach of controls.
Senior management attention needed and management responsibility specified; Treatment plans to be developed and reported to Deans, Exec Director/PVC &/or Vice-Chancellor.
E Extreme Not acceptable:
Likely to threaten the survival or continued effective functioning of the program or the organisation, either financially or politically.
Immediate action required; Must be managed by senior management with a detailed treatment plan reported to Deans, Exec Director/PVC, Vice-Chancellor and Council.