Critical control management is the critical component of effective risk management and one that too few companies implement and monitor effectively.
Targeted and routine verification of critical control effectiveness remains the only sure-fire mechanism for delivering preventative and mitigative risk reduction.
To meet verification resourcing demands, programmes need to demonstrate maximum coverage with minimum effort. Engaging line management, operations, and maintenance staff to see repeated checks and “checking the checker” activities as worthwhile demands low-friction data gathering tasks and maximum value outputs and insights in close to real-time, further straining resources.
What is the effectiveness of your critical controls, now, and what are you doing to strengthen the weakest ones?