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So, given this context, my two bits worth about what looks to be another “Emergency Risk Management 101” failure. Specifically in the current debacle surrounding Australian citizens and their movement from India. There seems to have been a failure to have adequately applied the risk assessment criteria which has been “around the traps” for over… Read More
Catching up on Tony Boyd’s piece in last weekend’s Financial Review which summaries some important risk management issues we face … and ought to have faced decades ago. Still, tomorrow will have to do … won’t it!?
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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
Information, by inherent definition, “informs” – it reduces uncertainty. 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.