Risk Management Fundamentals

Engineering context

Projects failures are rarely caused by poor engineering.  Instead big delays and budget blowouts are usually caused by events that the project team didn’t anticipate and often couldn’t prevent.  Yet such events are almost always predictable and their disastrous effects can usually be avoided – this is the reason to invest in risk management.

In this half-day introductory level workshop, you’ll learn practical skills in project risk management. Working with other participants, you’ll identify, assess and mitigate risks for a real world project.

The case study will highlight common risks in engineering, construction and operations projects – you’ll learn how to predict, prevent and solve these problems.

Once you’ve completed this workshop, you'll be able to effectively support risk management and use a risk register.  

Build your Chartered competencies

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

6.   Identify, assess and manage risks
10. Taking action
14. Problem analysis
16. Evaluation

Learn more about Chartered Status.

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

Risk Management Fundamentals
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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This workshop is for you if you’re a professional who wants an introduction to practical risk management techniques for engineering projects.

Your facilitator for this course

Tom Sansom has extensive experience in practical risk management for engineering projects. He led the commercial, risk and legal function for one of Australia’s largest construction, mining and services contractors, with responsibility for risk management from bid commencement to project completion.

A former director of an engineering business, with 20 years experience as a commercial
lawyer, he is currently the Managing Principal of Four Dimensions Australia.

Tom runs interactive training workshops, based on real world projects. Participants learn and practice new skills by solving problems and challenges, with Tom carefully coaching and guiding them through each step.

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