Writer's name][Professor's name][Date][Course title]Health and Safety"ALARP" is the abbreviation of "as low as reasonably practicable". "SFAIRP" is the abbreviation of "so far as is reasonably practicable". The meaning of both the terms is basically the same and their entire concept is based on "reasonably practicable". Their concept is based on evaluating a risk against the problem, time and money required to control it. Therefore, ALARP illustrates the degree to which predicted workplace risks can be controlled.
Thus it can be said there two risk terms SFAIRP ("so far as is reasonably practicable") and ALARP ("as low as reasonably practicable"). SFAIRP is frequently utilized in the Health and Safety at Work etc; it is even used in UK's Act and in Regulations. ALARP is mostly utilized via risk specialists, and duty-holders have great knowledge about it.
Meaning and difference of possible and PracticableIn terms of risk it can be said that a plan which is specifically used for risk analysis will known as a Practicable plan, where as plan that can be used to analysis risk will be known as a possible planPracticable means the capability of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are executable, feasible, viable, workable possibleWhereas possible means capable of happening or existing.
Thus both the meanings cannot be the same as Practicable is used for a usable for a specific purpose; "an operable plan" where as possible is used for a plan which can take place (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/practicable).
How Risk is reduced to a level that is ALARPFor risk analysis to find out the reduced risk level "Reasonably practicable" assists in setting targets for duty-holders, rather than being rigid. This flexibility is a huge benefit however it has its disadvantages as well, making a decision if a risk is ALARP...