A comparative analysis of risk and quality

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Abstract

Within the field of emergency management and fire response, risk and quality are conceptualized to some degree in every response effort. Quality is viewed as a relatively new concept within the field of emergency management and fire response. Whereas, within this same field the concept of risk is more commonly discussed. In this paper, the commonalities between risk and quality are identified and investigated through a transdisciplinary literature review and comparative analysis. The results of this analysis show multiple similarities between the concepts of risk and quality. Of particular interest to the field of emergency management and fire response, includes the methods used by risk research to measure risk in the field, and how that concept can be utilized for future research focusing on quality in the same field. By analyzing the subjective assessments that involve risk and quality independently, decision making and judgement processes have the potential to be positively impacted by furthering research and developing a deeper understanding of these constructs. By understanding risk management principles and combining that with a quality systems approach, decision making can be improved. This understanding can serve to facilitate more informed and effective decision making that incorporates both risk and quality before, during, and after emergency events.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Metropolitan University College, Denmark
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Civil Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
EditorsMarko Cepin, Radim Briš
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages211-215
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138629370
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017 - Portorož, Slovenia
Duration: 2017 Jun 182017 Jun 22

Conference

Conference27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
CountrySlovenia
CityPortorož
Period2017/06/182017/06/22