Call Us: US - +1 845 478 5244 | UK - +44 20 7193 7850 | AUS - +61 2 8005 4826

Self-insurance and Captive insurance as two methods of retention.

Risk identification requires knowledge of the organization, the market in which it operates, the legal, social, economic, political, and climatic environment in which it does its business, its financial strengths and weaknesses, its vulnerability to unplanned losses, the manufacturing processes, and the management systems and business mechanism by which it operates.

Any failure at this stage to identify risk may cause a major loss for the organization.

Risk identification provides the foundation of risk management.

The identification methods are formed by templates or the development of templates for identifying source, problem or event. The various methods of risk identification methods are.

3. Assessment

Once risks have been identified, they must then be assessed as to their potential severity of loss and to the probability of occurrence.

These quantities can be either simple to measure, in the case of the value of a lost building, or impossible to know for sure in the case of the probability of an unlikely event occurring.


In the assessment process, it is critical to making the best-educated guesses possible in order to properly prioritize the implementation of the risk management plan.

The fundamental difficulty in risk assessment is determining the rate of occurrence since statistical information is not available on all kinds of past incidents.


Evaluating the severity of the consequences (Impact) is often quite difficult for immaterial assets. Asset valuation is another question that needs to be addressed.

Thus, best-educated opinions and available statistics are the primary sources of information.