Use our free app to map and explore how you are at risk. We also use it as a “pre-read” lead into our business continuity workshops. Hazards are not equally significant. Google Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disaster.risk&hl=en_AU&gl=US Apple Store https://apps.apple.com/au/app/disaster-risk-assessor/id6443818654
The hospitality industry invests heavily on having bumper weekends. They’re the days everyone is “out and about”. Except … when you can’t be “up and at em”. And today was like that for many popular venues in our area. There might be lessons for the day – there might be lessons from the day. Especially… Read More
Good apps help people find the best answers by asking the right questions. Hopefully our two recent releases do precisely that! Disaster Risk Assessor Apple https://apps.apple.com/au/app/disaster-risk-assessor/id6443818654 Google https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disaster.risk We assess #risk so we can #manage it better. #Disaster #Management is about #decisions in #uncertainty. Our recently released free apps support you do this by leveraging… Read More
The adage cautions against putting all of your eggs in one basket. A key food with many vulnerabilities. Manage your business continuity risks
One of the most interesting themes was Professor Howden highlighting the need for well thought through criteria to be applied to decision making.
I was sitting quietly in the corner at the party – enjoying watching people catch up with each other. He quietly came over and sat down next to me. “G’day mate, what you been up to?” said the friend of long-standing who I had not seen for many years. So I gave him the short… Read More
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Asking the right questions is always a good start to informed decision making. This PaaS helps you do that to reimagine your business and strengthen your resilience. Read More
Of value are risk-based approaches which emphasise the importance of “establishing context”. Unfortunately “context” has become a buzzword – and buzzwords become irksome and lose traction. This is unfortunate because “meaning making” or “sense-making” – again, use whichever jargon or buzzword you like – is fundamental. Critical. It is critical to both “get right” and keep refining. Read More
I love how people start their posts with “I’m excited to …” People who know me know that I am fairly “unexcitable” – but trust me, I am excited. Let me share where we are up to. This week, our Partnership Board meeting approved moving our upcoming Software as a Service (SaaS) to Beta testing… Read More
I’m taking the liberty of reposting what I think is a useful set of considerations – from an expert – that go beyond just washing your hands. “American pathologist James Robb was one of the first molecular virologists to study coronaviruses in the 1970s. He sent this email to family and friends about how he’s… Read More
Effective communication is characterised by enthusiasm and focus – on the part of all involved. Too often this is not the case. Putting aside environmental influences (such as cold rooms and uncomfortable seats) I think there are three key variables: the “presenter” may be too distant, academic, or didactic. the “message or subject” may be… Read More
Where there is inadequate management of risk during the implementation of a project the very outcome being sought is often compromised. That is now the case with the Accord on Fire and Building Safety which was a welcome initiative following the tragic deaths of five years ago. The Government has “found itself” short on factories… Read More
The story of the “generous” Procrustes is an illustrative one. After offering hospitality to those in need, Procrustes either stretched the limbs of the short to fit his bed – or hacked those of the long, again, to fit his bed. Too often we see “guides” and “standards” parading as flexible tools – but with… Read More
The official text of the revision of the international ISO 31000 risk management standard has been published. MAIN CHANGES 1. The document is clearer and shorter – reduced from 20 to 16 pages 2. More importance is given in creating value and decision-making 3. The principles are better integrated into the framework and the process… Read More
Good crisis management is characterised by evidenced based decision making. The underpinnings of the evidence based approach is a systematic vulnerability assessment of your services.
Freetown – a site where "informal settlements" creep up the adjacent slopes needed only the hazard of heavy rain to trigger the most recent disaster.