/ What is the worst outcome of any incident?

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mkean - on 06 Nov 2013
As the title "What is the worst outcome of any incident?".

I have to fill out a risk assessment and I am having trouble with this one; the sacking of the Great Library of Alexandria was pretty bad and the Holocaust is generally accepted as a bad thing but what is the worst thing ever? The extinction of the Dodo was pretty bad for Dodos but not that bad in the grand scheme of things.
Wiley Coyote - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: we get sued?
Rampikino - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Break your risk down into categories that apply, then do an assessment against each risk.

For example, you may have "Regulatory Risk" and you may have a scale of 1-5.

1 would be no or very little risk of breaching any regulations
2 would be small risk of breaching any regulations
...
5 would be - we might go to jail

etc
mkean - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Wiley Coyote:
Well you see if they said "What is the worst outcome of any incident directly related to the piece of equipment that you are conducting this risk assessment on?". Then the answer is "Some idiot kills themselves with it despite following my SOP, the CEO gets jailed and I have to fill out a lot of paperwork" but that isn't he question they asked!
drolex - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: Filling out forms
MG - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: Earth collides with massive asteroid wiping out all life would be pretty bad from our perspective. If you are thinking big, then I suppose our local galaxy cluster getting swallowed a truly massive black hole.
dissonance - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Incident:the big bang
worse outcome: coming into existence to fill out risk assessments.
SidharthaDongre - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

An inability to learn from it?
Wiley Coyote - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:
Refuse to to fill out risk assessments because of danger of:-
1) Paper cuts (old tech)
2) Electric shocks (newer tech)
Tom Last - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Are these realised or potential outcomes Mike?

Realised: I'd go for my mate not bothering to use his backstage tickets to see Nirvana at the Astoria in 1991 because he'd had a row with his (ultimately) short-term girlfriend.

Potential: Vacuum metastability event.
felt - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Death, death, death all the way down.
abseil on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to felt:
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> Death, death, death all the way down.

I think death's overrated as a bad outcome.

My vote: breakdown of all matter in the universe.
mkean - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to abseil:
My vote: breakdown of all matter in the universe.

But at that point I wouldn't have any paperwork to fill out, also can you really appreciate the badness if it happens all at once? ie. I'd say being run over by a steam roller is probably worse than being run over by an intercity 125 as you've got a chance to experience it?
felt - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to abseil:

If generously interpreted, in a manner of speaking, that's death of a sort. As are all bad outcomes.
Neil Henson - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: The wording I would use for the situation you describe would be "Multiple fatalaties"
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

An eternal Tory govt?
Trangia - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Choss:
> (In reply to mkean)
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> An eternal Tory govt?

Might be interesting as in the long term everyone would become rich, with the select being even richer.

abseil on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to abseil)
> My vote: breakdown of all matter in the universe.
>
> But at that point I wouldn't have any paperwork to fill out...

OK, and sorry about that. Here are 2 more:
1. World War II.
- and contemporary,
2. Worldwide nuclear war.
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Another thread about did Jesus actually exist?
abseil on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to felt:
> (In reply to abseil)
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> If generously interpreted, in a manner of speaking, that's death of a sort. As are all bad outcomes.

Yes, good point. Though I think my examples contrast death of one individual, vs breakdown of all matter, death of everyone?

(Actually I think I don't get this thread. Apologies. I am fairly thick...)
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FiendishMcButton on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Bolts on grit?
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Forgetting to put out a full rubbish bin now that collections are fortnightly?
Bulls Crack - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Choss:
> (In reply to mkean)
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> An eternal Tory govt?

I'd take the Black Hole every time - there might be a chance of an alternative then!
MJ - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

As the title "What is the worst outcome of any incident?".

Sleeping in the wet patch.

Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Catching a scaggy bit of fingernail on an item of clothing. Dont half hurt!
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Michael Bay Making another film?
ThunderCat - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Choss:

"Standing on an upturned plug in bare feet"

There is not a single event that is worse than this.
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to ThunderCat:
> (In reply to Choss)
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> "Standing on an upturned plug in bare feet"
>
> There is not a single event that is worse than this.

Or Lego.

mkean - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to ThunderCat:
"Standing on an upturned plug in bare feet"
There is not a single event that is worse than this.


I've done this and can confirm that there is something worse:

Stepping off a ladder whilst barefoot (don't ask why I was climbing a ladder barefoot) and discovering that you are A) not as close to the ground as you thought and B) above a rack of amplifiers built by someone who thought that unfinished metal edges looked cool. This is worse than stepping on a plug as firstly I lost a lot of blood and couldn't walk properly for several weeks and secondly you get no sympathy when you explain that you fell off a ladder barefoot and stood on an amplifier.

:-(

Trangia - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

"Worst outcome" for whom?
ThunderCat - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to ThunderCat)
> "Standing on an upturned plug in bare feet"
> There is not a single event that is worse than this.
>
> I've done this and can confirm that there is something worse:
>
> Stepping off a ladder whilst barefoot (don't ask why I was climbing a ladder barefoot) and discovering that you are A) not as close to the ground as you thought and B) above a rack of amplifiers built by someone who thought that unfinished metal edges looked cool. This is worse than stepping on a plug as firstly I lost a lot of blood and couldn't walk properly for several weeks and secondly you get no sympathy when you explain that you fell off a ladder barefoot and stood on an amplifier.
>
> :-(


fair dues. But even that's not as bad as standing on a trivial pursuit wedge in bare feet.
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Looking forward to watching an Episode of Scooby doo, then finding out its one with scrappy in it?
MJ - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

"What is the worst outcome of any incident?".

Having to apologise...
ex0 - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to MJ: Nice.
Hat Dude on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to ThunderCat:
> (In reply to Choss)
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> "Standing on an upturned plug in bare feet"
>
> There is not a single event that is worse than this.

When i was a kid I jumped out of bed and landed on an upturned 13amp plug; the earth pin went into my heel until it struck bone

Most painful thing that's ever happened to me!
colina - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: the sacking of carol vorderman from countdown was a pretty bad thing I thought .
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

finding out your significant Other Secretly reads the daily mail?
SCrossley on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: Piles
Mike Highbury - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: Accidental sex.
ByEek - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Wiley Coyote:
> (In reply to mkean) we get sued?

Not if you have good insurance. Or should I say, not if your insurers have good lawyers.
tom_in_edinburgh - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Rampikino:
> (In reply to mkean)
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> Break your risk down into categories that apply, then do an assessment against each risk.
>
> For example, you may have "Regulatory Risk" and you may have a scale of 1-5.

Or for the bank CEOs:

1. The state loses tens of billions and nothing happens to me
2. The banks shareholders lose everything and nothing happens to me
3. The bank's depositors lose some of their savings and nothing happens to me
4. I need to change jobs and get told off by the FSA
5. I don't get a bonus this year
Firestarter on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

Bar running dry
In reply to mkean: Cock caught in zip.
andymac - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Admitting you were wrong.

"Yes, it was my fault"

muppetfilter - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Mike Highbury:
> Accidental sex.

.... With a vertical Scaffold pole
avictimoftheDrpsycho - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

The internet not working.
Such sad, so stress.
marsbar - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: Michael Gove succeeds in world domination.
ericinbristol - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean:

Finding out that there is a God and that he is seriously pissed off at you for not believing in him.
Skol on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Choss:

Scrappy doo killed scooby, didn't he?
Scooby should have snacked the mouthy little fecker!
Choss on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Skol:
> (In reply to Choss)
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> Scrappy doo killed scooby, didn't he?

Sadly not. crappy just Ruined an Otherwise brilliant Cartoon.

> Scooby should have snacked the mouthy little fecker!

Yes he should have.

Skol on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Choss:
Off thread, but my favourite was ' the miner '49er':-)
Kemics - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to marsbar:
> (In reply to mkean) Michael Gove succeeds in world domination.

This well might be it.

Uncle Boz - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to sjc:

+1

-1 because it's not as bad as the outcome that follows impact to ones testicles. That is THE worst [non-sausage]. FACT.

If the wife doesn't understand she also gets a swift punch to the ovaries to help her understanding.
krikoman - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to mkean: two of the worst...

my tea will be too cold to drink.

I become impotent.


one of the wurst...

My sausage gets cold.
colina - on 11 Nov 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity:
> (In reply to mkean) Cock caught in zip.

+1 ...easily done with a dick my size 8-)



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