Today in law, science, medicine and engineering the term ALARP describes how to balance the protection of those we love and things we value with the cost and burden of doing so.
ALARP balances risk with effort, it recognizes the futility and vanity of claiming we can control the future but captures the importance of learning from the past to best manage the future. ALARP establishes the right balance between effort and protection practically.
In many countries the concept has formed the basis for establishing the framework in law, professional standards, health and safety and the standard required to be met for determining what is – safe enough.
As Low As Reasonably Practicable