Risk containment: Containment

Risk prevention Containment

If planned Risk Prevention were not sufficient and an emergency occurs despite precautionary measures, the first objective is to contain and control the negative consequences of this event in order to avoid a crisis.

Analysis according to the HAZOP method

Examples from practice

However, if a condition is reached in which the emergency is so extreme that the planned containments are no longer sufficient, e.g. due to explosions or damage to relevant auxiliaries, the "red" phase, the Emergency Management, initiated.


Containment, i.e., the containment of risks, should take the following points into account:

Planning of measures for containment
Reduction of consequences in case of occurrence of critical deviations from the target
To what point can I contain the damage and at what point do I need to declare an emergency or crisis?