Measuring and analyzing maturity in risk management in primary education regarding health and safety
This master thesis refers to the Risk Management procedures, standards, to the Risk Maturity Models and to the risk environment in general. The research focuses on the level of maturity in Risk Management in the public primary education in Cyprus regarding health and safety and its goal is concentrated on the improvement and future development of the educational system. Analyzing the basic risk maturity models, a new and appropriate model was designed for the purpose of this thesis. The ideal model includes five attributes and four maturity levels and has been created in order the level of risk management to be measured. The research methodology which was followed was through web forms using self- administered questionnaires and the responders were only the managers of public primary schools. After a sample of 98 out of 331 responses the results were considered reliable with a confidence level of 80% and a margin of error of 5.45%. Combining the risk maturity model and the outcomes from the survey, the conclusions were that the overall risk maturity level in the primary education regarding health and safety is considered to be “Basic” (level 2 out of 4 levels of risk management maturity). Despite the satisfied indicators of high levels on risk management maturity in some of the attributes, the weakest area of the risk management defines its level of maturity.