The Engineering Council – the regulatory body for the engineering profession in the UK – has issued updated Guidance on Risk, which sets out six principles to ensure all engineering professionals adopt understanding of the environment and sustainability of resources.

The Guidance on Risk describes the role of all those engaged in engineering and dealing with risk, and their responsibilities to society. It sets out the key stages of managing risk and emphasises the need to exercise informed judgment to identify what is an acceptable level of risk.

This guidance is suitable for engineering professionals at all career stages, and across all sectors and specialisms.

Alasdair Coates CEng FICE MCIHT CMIOSH, CEO of the Engineering Council said:

“Engineers have a crucial role to play in assessing and managing risk, especially as they frequently work in safety critical areas. This updated Guidance on Risk supports individual engineers and technicians by providing key principles that can be incorporated into their daily practice with engineering teams, inter-disciplinary teams and when communicating risks to the wider public.”

The full Guidance on Risk leaflet, along with a convenient wallet card of the six principles, can be downloaded free from: