Integrated Incident and Risk Management in the Aged Care Sector

By Brad Smith |

In recent decades Aged Care in Australia has become a large and complex system, with significant challenges at every level, including delivery, management or governance. The quality and safety of care varies widely across the sector, with confronting storeys of neglect, abuse and sub-standard services being widely reported in the media. This together with a … Continued

The high cost of siloed compliance

By Brad Smith |

GRC rolls off the tongue nicely and suggests that all components are working together in meeting the organisation’s objectives. The reality can be quite different. While governance and risk are increasingly well aligned, in some organisations compliance is still isolated, and the price being paid for this siloed approach is increased compliance and control costs … Continued

Risk management: from spreadsheets to a cloud based solution

By Brad Smith |

Effective enterprise risk management has never been more critical. Organizations are faced with the challenge of managing an enterprise risk management approach that is agile and provides clear visibility of prioritised risks, critical controls and treatment actions to support rapid decision making. This is increasingly difficult to achieve through spreadsheet or other manual risk management … Continued

Managing global risks locally in 2020

By Brad Smith |

The impact of the massive global disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 has been felt in virtually every organizsation, workplace, and household around the world. With or without an effective vaccine, the pandemic’s far reaching impacts will be felt globally for some time to come.  Global risks in 2020 WEF – Global Risks Report … Continued

From a spark to a wildfire: the cost of underreporting risk incidents

By Brad Smith |

We all know that reporting safety incidents in the workplace is essential to managing risk, but with the advent of COVID-19 the relationship between risk and incident has taken on a whole new meaning. The likelihood of a small spark leading to a wild-fire has never felt more real. And while we’re all still getting … Continued

The Key to Successfully Integrating Your Planning and Risk Process

By Brad Smith |

Today’s climate proves that both local and global events can significantly impact the strategy and operations of an organisation. With key attributes in today’s volatile and uncertain environment being agility and flexibility, Its crucial to consider if your organisation is taking the right steps to bring risk and strategic management together to secure its short … Continued