Definitions for ALARP

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ALARP

Freebase

  1. ALARP

    ALARP stands for "as low as reasonably practicable", and is a term often used in the milieu of safety-critical and safety-involved systems. The ALARP principle is that the residual risk shall be as low as reasonably practicable. It has particular connotations as a route to reduce risks SFAIRP in UK Health and Safety law. For a risk to be ALARP it must be possible to demonstrate that the cost involved in reducing the risk further would be grossly disproportionate to the benefit gained. The ALARP principle arises from the fact that infinite time, effort and money could be spent on the attempt of reducing a risk to zero. It should not be understood as simply a quantitive measure of benefit against detriment. It is more a best common practice of judgement of the balance of risk and societal benefit.


Translations for ALARP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for ALARP »

Translation

Find a translation for the ALARP definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ALARP definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ALARP." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 3 Sep. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ALARP>.

Are we missing a good definition for ALARP? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ALARP:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.