Corporate leadership beyond the gates

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Risk November 2016

Corporate leadership beyond the gates

Extending governance of safety risk to off-site transportation

Extensive road transportation is an essential part of the supply chain for most major corporations. With more than one-quarter of the 1.25 million deaths on the road each year attributable to work-related driving, leading corporations are now taking the significant step of managing all off-site transportation safety risks throughout their supply chains and across their own operations. [...]

Risk September 2016

Escalating fines for safety offences

Since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines in February 2016, UK companies have seen much larger fines for health and safety violations [...]

Why risk management is failing

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Risk May 2016

Why risk management is failing

Embracing complexity and uncertainty with value-based risk management

In today's business environment of uncertainty, complexity and continuous change, conventional risk management approaches are all too often ineffective: they are poor at dealing with complexity, too slow to adapt, and focused on reporting outcomes rather than supporting decision-making. [...]

Assurance of your growing business

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Travel & Transportation, Risk May 2016

Assurance of your growing business

Are your new operations really as ready as you think?

As corporations extend their footprint into new geographies or new types of operations they face many challenges, not least of which is the potential for unexpected losses that can damage operations, corporate reputation, brand and business performance. Establishing strong and safe operational performance in a new business from day one demands a focused approach to managing change during mobilization. This paper introduces some pragmatic good practices, leveraging recent developments in the rail sector, which can be deployed in what is often a poorly managed process, to avoid unexpected losses and deliver a smoother startup. [...]

Subcontracting safety?

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Risk January 2016

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. [...]

Detection and prevention of risk from third parties

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Energy & Utilities, Risk November 2015

Detection and prevention of risk from third parties

Better safe than sorry

As companies’ reliance on third parties (such as contractors, partners and suppliers) increases, the need to both detect and prevent risk from these third parties becomes ever more important.  [...]

Driving safety improvement

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Risk April 2015

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 Road Safety; it’s time for businesses tackle driving related risk as a strategic business issue. [...]

Safety governance: Getting it right

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Risk March 2015

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 businesses. [...]

AIM for Risk Management

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Risk November 2014

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 management systems.  This paper discusses the benefits and the need for businesses to change both asset information and risk management systems so as to grasp them. [...]

Escaping the Safety Performance Plateau

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Risk September 2014

Escaping the Safety Performance Plateau

Getting safety improvement back on track

A challenge facing many organizations striving for safety improvement is plateauing in safety performance. Executive-led safety development programs can fuel significant initial improvement in performance, with high levels of engagement and demonstrable benefits evident throughout the organization.  [...]

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