Risk Trends

Headlines reflect a disarming lack of confidence.
In this Blog I have selected some key themes from the Insight Report. Illustrating them with images from the report.
Extreme events and uncertainties continue to dominate the landscape.
Central to context is the question of “what do we value?”
Central to vulnerabilities are supply chains.
Highlights in the “top right” quadrant
Yes, No, and Maybe
With enhanced foresight being a ‘must-have’
The Frameworks have remained robust for decades
At the ground level, we offer apps – many free, some up to $5 – which can go a long way to support you asking the right questions.
For those who can make it for a Face-to-Face, Adelaide 27 Feb awaits

Free Disaster Risk Assessor App

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

Shut happens

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

Mercedes’ fine compounded by loss of trust

Several costs come to mind. First – and strategically significant – is the loss of trust. The tarnishing of image. Trust is important when it comes to safety. When the safety risk is imposed by a faulty “safety feature”, then importance is increased exponentially. Second, sound management is something which ought to be able to… Read More

In Decision Making, Context is King

Before identifying options / solutions, first ensure a shared understanding of your objectives. The scope of the decision should be determined within the context of your organisational objectives. Identify your stakeholders (both internal and external) in relation to the scope of this decision and consider their concerns, issues and expectations. Core to the scope will… Read More

Vulnerability is at the very heart of risk

Addressing the “onion layers” – the underlying “why” – is an effective way of managing risk. It is YOUR VULNERABILITY. There is limited value in “leading the witness”. Far better to stimulate your reflection and considerations – of your context. It is in that spirit the whimsical images, prompts, and references below are provided. Concept:… Read More

Manage your Sword of Damocles

Damocles ponders his circumstances
(part of painting Sword of Damocles” by Richard Westall, 1812)
Source: ready.gov/risk-assessment
Start by considering your threats / hazards
The internationally respected standard is a good place to start. Use it to filter which threats or hazards might be relevant to you.
Don’t like the NFPA classifications and hazard categories? Fine – tailor your own.
… and within the categories, add and edit specific hazards!
Attribute a level of significance (on a scale up to ten) to the threats or hazards which made it through your initial “might be relevant” filter.
We assess risk in order to better manage it.
We are all variously vulnerable.
Configure your report and communicate it!

Add silent scooters – and silent policy – as one of your hazards

In Melbourne on the weekend I was nearly “cleaned up” a couple of times with near miss e scooter incidents. So I thought I’d do a quick check on some questions around whether it’s an issue in Melbourne – and elsewhere. The answer is YES In England In Adelaide A hazard – whispering up behind… Read More