Introduction to Defensible Risk Management

Engineering context

Engineering is a discipline that affects almost every element of our lives and plays a fundamental role in sustaining our society. Without modern engineering, there would be limited accessible drinking water, no efficient public transport and a vastly different range of accommodation. With this ubiquity and importance comes heightened risk.

This one-day workshop provides engineers who are in the early stages of their careers with a top-down approach to risk management. It allows participants to gain skills and knowledge in creating and managing a healthy, efficient and safe workplace or project.

Upon completion, you will be able to identify fundamental risk and due diligence concepts; appreciate the safety, economic, and legal elements of risk management; apply generative information gathering techniques; apply vulnerability analysis techniques and generate threat barrier diagrams to demonstrate safety due diligence.

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Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

1. Deal with ethical issues
4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
8. Communication
11. Judgement

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*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

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We can bring this one-day workshop to you and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.

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Is this course for you?

If it’s been less than five years since you graduated from your engineering degree and you want to improve your understanding of precautionary-based risk management, this workshop is for you.

This workshop is ideal if you’re looking to learn practical techniques for meeting due diligence compliance, particularly in a project management or safety context.

Your facilitator for this course

Richard Robinson is Chairman of R2A Due Diligence Engineers. Richard is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian Marine Pilots Institute. Richard has degrees in Engineering (Monash University) and Philosophy (University of Melbourne). He is the principal author of Engineering Due Diligence (11th edition 2019) which is used as a text by a number of Australian Universities.

Richard also facilitates courses on Construction Safety Due Diligence, Engineering Due Diligence and Project Due Diligence in construction for Engineering Education Australia. Richard was also a major contributor to the third revision of the Engineers Australia's safety case guideline.


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