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Risk management, SME, Emerging risk.


The risk management requires, apart from the acceptance of generally valid statutory requirements, the observance of basic principles related to this process. Those are, above all, the principles characteristic for different types of organization/system, the sphere of its influence, number of employees, and/or the knowledge advancement related to the company objectives. At present time, the standard ISO 31 000 forms the basic platform but this standard underlines only the primary (compulsory) requirements and does not concentrate on specific procedures that are necessary to be observed in cases of new or emerging risks at certain premises with smaller number of SME employees. To simplify the implementation of health and safety legislation, as well as the process of integrated risk assessment with regard to new and emerging  risks, the SMEs should create certain general rules and a succession of steps. This contribution presents the proposal of methodology based on the ISO 31000 principles; however, it provides more complex view on the risk assessment in selected small and medium enterprises. To verify its efficiency, several industrial premises were selected, in which the verification has been performed, and subsequently the remedies and precautions were suggested for its successful implementation into practice.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 30 – 35, ISSN 1335-2393


  Risk Assessment Methodology in SME


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