Start with “the right questions”


John Salter’s globally available risk consultancy Disaster Resilience Consulting™ applies an approach respected – since 1987 – for preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm. (Reference: Barrister Hugh Selby in The Inquest Handbook on methods used by John Salter)

Specialising in niche areas of risk management, business continuity, and emergency planning, John provides “boutique services” – research, advice, plans, and the facilitation of reviews, exercises, debriefings and training.

John will work with you to address the key tests of due care used by courts and coronial inquests. Tests of “what you should be reasonably expected to know, and do – about risks and their management“. Unlike courts and inquests (which ask after the event) we address these tests before the disaster.

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Risk-based services vary in scope.

One size, or shape, does not fit all – context is critical.

Some projects can have their objectives achieved by a straightforward Desk Check at a very reasonable cost. This can generally be done working remotely with your nominated representative. Hence our range of “virtual” offerings via the Fiverr internet platform and the WordClerk internet platform which support our goals of global availability, transparency, and nimbleness.

As projects become more complex – involving other stakeholders; and in some cases, significant sensitivities – there is benefit from face-to-face contact. With objectives being better achieved by direct conversations and tailored methods. Our work with you on these commissioned projects is often highly confidential.

In all creative processes a number of possible ideas are created (‘divergent thinking’) before refining and narrowing down to the best idea (‘convergent thinking’), and … this happens best when it happens twice – once to confirm the problem definition or scope and once to create or implement the solutionOne of the greatest mistakes is to omit ‘the left-hand diamond’ and end up solving the wrong problem.” (Design Council, accessed 2019)

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