Risk Management and Risk Assessment are often confused. Sometimes they are interchanged, other times one is left behind. It is key to remember that Risk Management and Risk Assessment are partners. While both refer to different parts of the process, they belong together.

Risk Assessment is the information.

Risk Management is the plan.

While some risks can be easy to predict, others are beyond control. Without a Risk Assessment, you will not know what each of the hazards and risks are, or their harmful potential. Without a Risk Management plan, you won’t know how to deal with the risk when it happens.