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REBoK: A series of Queries - What is SFAIRP, ALARP, AFAP?


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The September session of ‘A Series of Queries’ is coming up on Friday, 29 September, and we’d love to see you there. These sessions are conducted by Susan Jaques and the Risk Engineering Body of Knowledge (REBoK) Community of Practice.

The September question – What is SFAIRP, ALARP, AFAP? 

These acronyms are used frequently in risk management. Some are completely wedded to a particular definition, and others are less particular about the nuances between the interpretations.

This question will probably raise more questions than clear answers. And that’s why we’re hosting these sessions – to allow discussion and debate.  As has been said, “Discussion is good, perhaps essential, for deepening your understanding. But if you’re looking for clear answers, discussions can just be confusing.”  We don’t aim to confuse you about SFAIRP, ALARP and AFAP, but we might. 

Hope to see you there! 

Meeting details: 

Friday, 29 September 2023 12:00 PM | 1 hour | (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

** No registration is required. Just join in at the start time **

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How the session works

Susan will provide a brief introduction to the topic and some framing of the question depending on the audience, and then some short pre-arranged answers by those who have offered in advance. Then it will shift to a facilitated discussion, Q&A, and opportunity for participants to present views and ideas.   

This is not a webinar where attendees are hidden from each other with a one-way presentation from an expert. Rather, it’s meant to be a round-table, idea-sharing, meeting style, where participants can see and hear each other. We hope you’ll come along to participate. 

We will be encouraging cameras on; but you can come to listen only. This is meant to be a place for young engineers and professionals to think, organise, and then verbalise those thoughts, opinions, and views. We will be encouraging input from attendees, though we won’t force it.   

Series of Queries schedule: 

  • Friday, September 29th 12:00pm AEST – What is SFAIRP, ALARP and AFAP?
  • Monday, October 30th, 2:00pm AEDT – Where does Insurance fit in with risk engineering?  
  • Thursday, November 30th (TBA) 

Previous Series of Queries sessions


July 2023:  Risk Engineering vs Risk Management
August 2023: What does a Risk Engineer do?


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Tried to join this and it appeared to not occur.  And don't see anything for the one programmed for today either.  Guess it has all gone silent.

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