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Families of Risk Influencing Factors

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From the 2000 or so Risk Influencing Factors (RIFs) that have been identified, HEB has found about 400 that are relatively common and troublesome. We have found it helps to group them into the 'families' illustrated in this table. You might want to consider how many of the issues indicated are being addressed effectively in your organisation.

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P=Process Process Ways that things get done
I = Information Information Speech, text or graphics, in any format or medium
R = Resource Resource Materials, equipment, buildings
C = Competence Competence Everything that we need to know or be able to do
O = Organisation Organisation Structure, direction and control of work
S = Stressor Stressor Degrades performance or makes it difficult to sustain