Embedding risk management

Embedding risk management

An internationally branded school required external assurance of its health and safety capability and recommendations for its improvement

Task

A high profile educational institution required external assurance of its health and safety capability and recommendations for its improvement.

Method

Alams Consultants initiated a full risk management health check of the client’s operations. The initial assessment identified key capability deficiencies when compared to international standards, although the complex was inline with national criteria. Due to the high profile of the clientele, Alams Consultants recommended upgrading to international benchmarks. A detailed pathway was composed consisting of short, medium and long-term solutions to achieve the desired end state.

The risk management health check also highlighted a lack of risk management mechanisms in the project framework. Alams Consultants produced a bespoke risk management strategy, complete with full suite of supporting documents to be embedded into the organization. Stakeholder engagement ensured staff members were informed and educated on the systems to be introduced and their roles and responsibilities within it. Alams Consultants guided the client through the integration of our risk management methodology into the project to enable the full benefits of effective risk management.

End State

The client has upgraded their health and safety standards to international requirements creating a unique PR opportunity to attract customers. To support and enhance the management of its risk management mechanisms, our award winning software Risk Wizard has been introduced, enhancing communication and controls.

Alams Consultants risk management strategy has been successfully embedded and is part of the operational culture of our client. This has supported effective decision-making to refine activities and create opportunities that can be further enhanced by the application of our methodology.