Severity: The impact of a risk and the negative consequences that would result. Likelihood: The probability of the risk occurring. To place a risk in the risk assessment matrix, assign a rating to its severity and likelihood. Then plot it in the appropriate position in your chart,…

Likelihood: The probability of the risk occurring. To place a risk in the risk assessment matrix, assign a rating to its severity and likelihood. Then plot it in the appropriate position in your chart, or denote the rating in your table. The typical classifications used are:

The consequence of the risk can be: The risk assessment matrix is made in a form of a table where risks are grouped based on its likelihood and severity of consequence; colours are used to segment the table. The table is generally segmented into four (4) colours – Green, yellow, orange and Red.