The detailed Risk Management action plan must include implementation plans by addressing:
- How – under what legal mandate will the activity(ies) be undertaken and with what resources?
- When – realistic timeframe for the actions; and key milestones?
- By whom – ministry, agency, or stakeholder groups to be involved?
For more discussion on stakeholder identification and planing, please read here.
Risk management responsibilities may be shared between different ministries depending upon the complexity of the risk situation – multi-media, multi-source, or multi-chemical in context.
The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) can be used as a tool to help organize responsibilities, organizations involved, expertise and experience; appropriate level of decision making authority, etc.