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Mentoring & training

2 day course on - risk management: fundamentals & core principles

Risk Solutions has developed a new 2 day course in response to increasing demand for a relatively simple introduction to the fundamentals and core principles of risk management.

The course is based on an existing suite of courses that we have delivered previously and is targeted at new entrants or relative novices in the risk management discipline. Despite the introductory focus of the course, there is enough detail covered in it to support risk managers who have expressed a desire to develop a deeper and broader awareness of key risk management issues.

To download a pdf of the course details, please click here:  programme.

The dates for the next courses are as follows:

Warrington 6-7 September
London 20 -21 September
Warrington 4-5 October
Birmingham 18-19 October

If you are interested in booking onto any one of these courses, please call Patricia Wilkinson on 01925 413984 or e-mail us at enquiries@risksol.co.uk

Working in Partnership
In Risk Solutions we are committed to developing and sharing good practice in the field of risk management. We provide this by working in partnership with our client’s teams, teaching them ‘on the job’ how we approach risk management to ensure it adds value to the organisation and doesn’t become an end in itself.

We also provide ‘mentoring’ to senior management as they are faced with the problem of actually applying risk management principles in their day-to-day decision making. This could be on the basis of one of our senior Consultants or Directors being available to talk over problems as and when required, or it could be in the form of regular ‘clinics’ with key members of the client organisation.

Training Courses
Where organisations are rolling out a new approach to risk management, we offer tailored courses – often based on three modules:

  • Risk identification. This introduces the concept of hazards and risks in different fields (e.g. strategic, safety, environmental, operational) and how a variety of techniques should be used, ranging from checklists to mind maps and reverse brainstorming, to identify risks. The module also explains how to create and use risk matrices to allow different types of risk to be compared, define the organisation’s ‘risk appetite’ and prioritise the risks.
  • Risk assessment. This builds on the previous module by explaining the difference between frequency and probability, different types of probabilistic distributions and how to value different outcomes in a common ‘currency’. A number of risk modelling techniques are introduced including Fault and Event Trees, simple spreadsheet models and Monte Carlo Simulations.
  • Risk decision-making. The final module looks at legal and ethical considerations, such as the concepts of ‘As Low As Reasonably Practicable’ and the ‘Tolerability of Risk’. It then explains the role of quantified risk assessment alongside industry standards and good practice, and problems associated with trading off risks from one group to another. The module concludes by exploring ‘societal concern’ and its implications for decision making.

All of the course modules use examples from the audience’s world to demonstrate the principles and encourage debate. 


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