How to approve a risk

Once a risk manager has completed their management of a reported risk, the task is sent to the assigned approval officer for approval.  The task type is 'Approve Risk'.


To open, click on the title of the risk item.

Approving a risk

  1. When you open the risk item, the form will open at the task options screen.
  2. Select the appropriate task options and complete the required fields
  3. Select 'Save'

The approval officer has the option to approve the identified risk, un-publish the risk or send back to a review officer for further action

Note: To view the details of the risk item, scroll up to the 'Risk details form' or select 'See risk details' from the Task options screen.   An approving officer,  can adjust the settings in the details form to ensure the viewing permissions set are appropriate, the related work area and meeting to monitor the task are correct and all other fields have been filled out correctly.

Task options explained


Approve identified risk

Select if you want to approve the risk and allow it to appear on the Risk register. 

The risk will be published to register

Un-publish identified risk

Select if you do not want the risk to appear on the Risk register.

Required fields

  • Comments 

The risk workflow is terminated and the risk moves to the CLOSED tab in the Risk register

Request further action: 

Select if you want to send the risk to another officer for further review prior to approval.

Required fields:

  • Review officer
  • Re-work date
  • Instructions for additional work

The risk moves to the assigned Review Officer.

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