risk assessment


General Science


  • noun the process of working out how risky any particular course of action may be. Risk assessments are important in areas such as health and safety and environmental management, in which safety can sometimes be improved, but can also be used to estimate economic and social risk and play a part in strategic planning.

Media Studies

  • noun the process of working out what potential dangers there are in a situation (e.g., on a set) and taking steps to avoid them