Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 3500.3
Personnel slip, fall, are pinched or trapped: Severity = 4,
Probability = 2, Exposure = 3; Risk = S x P x E = 24 (possible risk;
Lose control of boat: Severity
= 4, Probability
= 2, Exposure
Risk = 16 (slight risk; possibly acceptable)
Fires or explosion: Severity = 5, Probability = 1, Exposure = 2;
Risk = 10 (slight risk; possibly acceptable)
Identify the Options: Identify and evaluate risk control options
according to their impact on mission and unit goals, using each STAAR
technique element for guidance. Some of the risk control options
available for the "Personnel slip, fall, are pinched or trapped" hazard
Avoid some risk by delaying transferring the personnel or equipment
until conditions are optimal (favorable sea state, daytime vice
nighttime, etc.), if possible.
Reduce the risk by ensuring adequate supervision is available or
increasing supervision in suspect areas.
Reduce risk by ensuring the personnel involved are not overly fatigued
from previous or multiple evolutions.
Reduce risk by using personal protective equipment and engineering
controls effectively to reduce the severity of possible mishaps.
Reduce risk by thoroughly inspecting the deck and small boat space to
ensure proper housekeeping and eliminate tripping hazards.
Hold a dry run if necessary to ensure all personnel, especially those
recently qualified, thoroughly understand their duties and positions.
Evaluate Risk vs. Gain: With all the controls in place, the DWO determined
the cumulative risk of all the hazards was acceptable. The gain in this
case far outweighed the risk, especially since the unit needing the
electronics equipment and technical support would lose mission readiness
and effectiveness and possibly could have to pull into port for repairs if
immediate support were not available. Therefore, a reality check verified
the task's objective was still valid.