Change Management is a big issue for business, I don't under estimate that. In my professional opinion change management is an aspect of risk management. So often we see companies treating them as seperate issues/silos or management system elements, at the risk of one or both being forgotten.
Change management, is really important when we are considering the impacts of change on company systems, design, engineering, drawings, HR changes etc. For example I have seen many workplaces where a document gets changed, but the implications of that change are not considered i.e. how it impacts on associated procedures, how it impacts on the work process, how it impacts your workers and their training. Think broadly when you implement new practices and how will this impact other processes. Change prompts/checklists are a great help here!
For me I like to keep it simple, and therefore I believe change management and risk management go hand in hand. I agree, it is important to highlight change in your risk management procedures, however I believe there are risks in treating them as separate issues. When we are working, our risk management tools help us identify the risks of our work, the biggest benefit for safety is teaching our people to keep coming back to their risk assessment and continually assess the risks in the job/work environment for #changes. Lets not over complicate safety!
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