Templates: Good processes are critical to developing good plans

Guidelines, tools, and templates are aplenty across the internet – unfortunately, too many of them either simply reflect the current vogue of government policy priorities or use a quick and dirty cut n paste.

In some worst instances – knowingly or not – they actually increase your risks. (I recall a review of emergency management plans across one of the States in Australia unearthing a template where risks from transporting hazardous materials by train were highlighted. Yes, there were no railways in that area).

Our approaches serve as best practice models. Using familiar software such as Microsoft Word and Excel we focus on quality processes within a risk management framework.

The guidelines, tools, and templates available from this site, focus on YOUR CONTEXT and will support your processes and strengthen your resilience.

Complete Risk Management Toolkit

Our Wafer USB provides a comprehensive and integrated package of our Complete Risk Management Toolkit – a zipped (1.3 MB) bundle of all of the three tools described below available for only US$20

(a) risk assessment and risk treatment template;

(b) business continuity template; and

(c) emergency management plan (for facilities) template.

1. Risk Management

Addressing risks systematically can mitigate their negative effect – and even turn them into opportunities.

Our approach will guide you through a logical workflow – focusing on “control assurance” – and ensuring alignment with the International Standard for Risk Management ISO 31000.

Key considerations include:
Context – what conditions or circumstances (from social to technical) have contributed to the risk?
Stakeholders – who have an interest in this risk and the management of this risk and how should each stakeholder be communicated to and consulted with?
Risk Statements – clear risk identification of the uncertain event, its causes, and its effects?
Current Treatments – what are we currently doing to reduce or eliminate this risk – and how adequate is it?
Consequences – what might happen if the situation continues (i.e. we do nothing more than we have currently done)?
Potential Proposed Treatments – what could we propose doing which might reduce or eliminate this risk, and what new risks might be introduced?

If you need direct support, please see our assisted offer.

2. Business Continuity

This is our most popular offering.

Using an approach that has worked successfully for businesses and governments globally to integrate their Crisis Management and Business Continuity Plans, our approach empowers you to focus on your vulnerabilities.

It centers on the key activities which you need to keep doing.

What differentiates this approach from other business continuity and crisis management products is that it will support you to understand your risks, evaluate your exposures, and take action:

(a) to mitigate your vulnerability before an incident – and

(b) to manage the consequences after an incident

The integrated Excel Planning Workbook uses Worksheets to map critical functions and vulnerability in a clear and straightforward manner – which are then also used to report impact.

If you need direct support, please see our assisted offer.

3. Emergency Management

Establish best practice site-specific emergency procedures.

Apply the Australian Standard AS 3745 – 2010 “Planning for Emergencies in Facilities”, which is widely accepted as the benchmark when it comes to implementing emergency procedures and training for sites, buildings and facilities.

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Developing an approach aligned with this best practice will assist you in meeting your legal responsibilities as well as your ethical obligations.

If you need direct support with Emergency Management Planning, please see our assisted offer.

If your broader approach to managing risk could be enhanced by having an independent set of eyes peruse your framework you might benefit from our assisted offer.