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PDF, 27 Pages, 1. Auflage 2022
ISBN 978-3-96393-056-0 (E-Book PDF)

PDF, 27 Pages, 1. Edition 2022
ISBN 978-3-96393-057-7 (ebook PDF)

From Risk Assessment to Information for Use

Author(s): Tillmann, Klumpp, Schmeling, Lahr, Götz
Publisher: Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V.
Publishing Company: tcworld GmbH
Subjects:
  • Legal Requirements and Standards
Categories:
  • White Papers
Keywords:
  • standards

35,00 €(for Members 0,00 €)E-Book PDF, 27 Pages Delivery time: 2-3 working days Status: Available

35,00 €(for Members 0,00 €)ebook PDF, 27 Pages Delivery time: 2-3 working days Status: Available

Short Description

Products must be designed for technical safety. If risk cannot be avoided by design, suitable safe-guards must be included. The information for use of the product must inform users about these safe-guards and any residual risks by means of safety-related information such as safety notes and warn-ing messages, but also by means of product safety labels; users must be instructed on how to avoid potential harm. To allow creating effective safety notes and warn-ing messages, the responsible technical communi-cators must be able to understand the risk as-sessment and draw the correct conclusions for the design of the information for use.

About the book

Products must be designed for technical safety. If risk cannot be avoided by design, suitable safe-guards must be included. The information for use of the product must inform users about these safe-guards and any residual risks by means of safety-related information such as safety notes and warn-ing messages, but also by means of product safety labels; users must be instructed on how to avoid potential harm.

To allow creating effective safety notes and warn-ing messages, the responsible technical communi-cators must be able to understand the risk as-sessment and draw the correct conclusions for the design of the information for use.

This whitepaper explains

  • why risk assessment is pertinent,
  • who is responsible for it,
  • what to expect of a good risk assessment and
  • how its contents can be processed to create the required safety notes and warning messages.
Index

1. Introduction
1.1 explanation of terms
1.2 Identifying hazards, reducing risk
1.3 Risk assessment in various industries

2. Legal Background of Performing Risk Assessment
2.1 Product safety law
2.2 Product liability law

3. Persons Performing Risk Assessment
3.1 The role of the technical communicator/ the technical documentation department
3.2 The role of purchasing and how to deal with external service providers

4. Risk Assessment
4.1 Management of requirements
4.2 Structure for risk identification
4.3 Functions and tasks
4.4 Target group analysis
4.5 Availability of the documentation of risk assessment
4.6 Scope of information on measures taken
4.7 Risk reduction
4.8 Coverage of the residual risk

5. Turning the Findings of Risk Assessment into Information for Use