The Yamaha Group practices safety-conscious product design, and its efforts include incorporating a risk assessment process into design reviews at the development phase. Through the risk assessment process, we identify and project potential risks related to products and their use. We are thereby able to examine methods for the minimization or removal of these risks during the product design process. To facilitate these efforts, we are entrenching the R-Map risk assessment method* as we move ahead with activities to further enhance the effectiveness of our risk assessments.
- * The R-Map method proposed by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers entails mapping risks on a 6-x-5 matrix. This method is utilized for reducing risks during design processes and for evaluating product risks. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation also evaluate risks by using the R-Map method.