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International OPERA

Risk Solutions has been commissioned to develop and implement an operational risk management framework, christened OPERA, for International Power. This will enable individual power stations to benchmark their own performance against the rest of the fleet, and to identify and share best practice across the company.
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Stabilising Greenhouse Gases

The UK government is aiming to agree an international stabilisation goal for greenhouse gases, and recognises that research is needed to achieve this. Defra asked Risk Solutions to help define a proposed research programme to provide policy makers with the evidence they need. Working with policy makers and top researchers, we reviewed the relevant knowledge, identified priority areas of work and proposed governance arrangements for this potentially large research programme.
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Underground Communications

Risk Solutions have proposed a new telecommunications asset strategy for London Underground. Promising better performance at lower cost, by connecting systems using an IP network.

Risk Solutions formed the strategy by using a systematic analysis of business communication requirements today and into the future, and modelling the performance and cost of alternative asset strategies to determine which strategy offered the required performance at lowest cost.
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Celebrating our first 10 years

Risk Solutions celebrated its first ten years by looking at the risks and opportunities of time travel with former colleagues and a wide cross-section of clients.

The evening, titled "2008: A Time Odyssey" was hosted by our own incarnation of The Doctor who challenged our guests to decide which of the many organisations represented should be allowed to licence the UK Government's newly acquired technology for time travel.
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Reducing Alcohol-Related Offending

The social impact of alcohol-related crime has lead to a range of interventions being introduced in the UK. These include local agencies providing support and advice to offenders through 'brief interventions'. Various studies have demonstrated the beneficial impact of this approach in a healthcare setting, and the Home Office has commissioned a team led by Risk Solutions to evaluate the impact of brief interventions in the criminal justice area.
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Independent Living

In 2008, the Office for Disability Issues, as part of their Independent Living Strategy, is considering running two projects to demonstrate the delivery of 1) choice and control for older people with high support needs and 2) the transfer of resources from assessment and care management into user-led support, advocacy and brokerage. Risk Solutions has been commissioned to scope the options for design and siting of the two projects.
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Improving Journey Time Reliability

The Highways Agency has been set a PSA target to reduce vehicle delays. At a time when traffic volumes are continuing to grow, this is highly challenging and the Agency has been trialling a number of initiatives to improve the performance of its network. To help understand the effect of traffic growth and HA's initiatives on journey time reliability, a team led by Risk Solutions has been appointed to investigate the problem.
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Digital Hearing Aids for Railway Staff

Risk Solutions has been appointed to determine whether safety critical staff in the rail industry can continue their duties if they need to be fitted with a digital hearing aid to meet current medical standards.
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Supporting PACTS

Alistair Kennedy joins the Management and Finance Committee of PACTS (the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety).
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Three Wise Men

In its latest recruitment drive, Risk Solutions appointed three experienced consultants with backgrounds in railways, telecommunications and the process industries.
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