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Subcontracting safety?

Strengthening control of supply chain safety using a culture-based approach

In the face of relentless and growing pressure for efficiency, companies are increasingly outsourcing to suppliers and contractors, meaning that managing safety across the supply chain is more challenging than ever. Guaranteeing safety throughout this chain is becoming more influential in decisions...
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Detection and prevention of risk from third parties

National legislation with broad international reach  is increasing the acute risk of legal non-compliance and the associated impact on corporate reputation. A risk-based due  diligence approach is required to detect and prevent these risks.
Utilities & alternative energy, Risk

Driving safety improvement

Improving business performance through strengthened road driver management

As businesses improve safety performance in core operations, risks relating to road transport are stepping into the limelight and concerns are being raised at board level as threats to business performance are becoming clear.  The United Nations has declared 2011-2020 the Decade of Action for...
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Safety governance: Getting it right

Exercising effective safety governance across large, diverse corporations

As companies become increasingly consolidated, the challenge for their boards and executive leadership teams are to decide what form of corporate safety governance is required, and how leadership will support the effective implementation of this governance across their company’s constituent...
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AIM for Risk Management

Using Asset Information Data to Dramatically Transform Risk Management

In the future the changing risk profile of a business will be used as a tool in day to day management. The steady increase in data available on companies’ assets (both tangible and intangible) presents an opportunity for delivering this through the integration of big data with risk and opportunity...
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Escaping the Safety Performance Plateau

Getting safety improvement back on track

But as the easy wins grow scarce, it becomes harder to maintain the initial levels of engagement in those charged with delivering improvement, and targets start to be missed. The temptation may be to push even harder from the top of the organization, but this may not work, and different approaches...
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Risk Intelligence of Leaders

Developing ‘Risk Intelligence’ in Leaders to Drive Safety Improvement

We have developed a tool to measure this quality both for individual leaders and a leadership team. This tool has been shown to drive safety improvement through changing leaders’ behaviors by challenging their perceptions and attitudes. The tool not only highlights areas to change in individual’s...
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The Future of Active Safety

The next steps towards autonomous driving

Many passive safety features and driver experience attributes in today’s cars make the cars heavy, bulky and costly. Taking human error out of the equation enables OEMs to rethink the car. OEMs and automotive suppliers who excel in managing the technology portfolio, project risk and partnerships...
Automotive, Risk

Process Safety Management

Are your Facilities as Safe as you Claim?

Whilst many operators have invested heavily in engineering measures, only a select few have made significant progress in understanding their key process safety risks, implementing effective control processes,  achieving a sustained step change in safety culture and proactively monitoring...
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Agile Safety

How to transform safety assurance - Introducing agile concepts in safety and risk-related areas

This paper seeks to start to explore the challenges of agile safety and build on a view that agile, when done well, could be safer than other (more conventional) approaches to safety management.
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