Cert IV in Procurement and Contracting – Procurement Stream – Activity 4 – Establish Risk Context – ATO

You are working on a project to upgrade a local children’s playground in a rural township.  There have been numerous requests from locals about getting this playground fixed, not just for their children to use, but also to satisfy the many tourists that stop to see some of the unique features of the local environment.  There have been injuries to children playing in the playground – none too serious so far, but the concern is “it is just a matter of time”. The staff member who was looking after the issues has retired and stated their opinion on many occasions that ‘kids can play without expensive equipment’ and actively blocked the expenditure of money for playgrounds.  You have done some research and have discovered that this used to be a regular ‘meeting’ place for members of the community and now it is only used by those who are desperate to find something for their children to do.

Some of the complaints list:

  • Broken and rusted playground equipment
  • No soft ground cover under the climbing equipment
  • Large rocks embedded in the ground around the play equipment (trip hazards or fall hazards)
  • No fencing (it borders a busy road)
  • No public facilities or bins
  • No seats for parents
  • Large gum trees overhang the playground and they have been losing limbs – one tree was uprooted during a recent storm, blocking the roadway for a day.

Your organisation has decided it is imperative to address this and you have been tasked with considering the associated risk issues. 

Your organisation has decided it is imperative to address this and you have been tasked with considering the associated risk issues.

In line with undertaking the risk management process, you need to establish the risk context. 

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