A risk-based approach to EHS system auditing

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The safety management system is usually the backbone of an organisation’s approach to safety and general EHS risk.  These systems provide much-needed structure to an overall risk-based approach to protecting …

How to use critical control performance standards for control verification

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Critical control verification relies on good performance standards in order to be effective.  In part two of our series on performance standards, we look at how they can be structured and …

How to use performance standards – 3 helpful insights

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Critical control verification relies on good performance standards in order to be effective.  Without some criteria by which to judge the placement and effectiveness of controls, we are unable to provide …

Getting live critical control management reporting: escaping the month-end reporting cycle

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The whole point of critical control management is to carefully monitor the performance of controls that save lives. Reporting on performance need not be a manual, periodic process: it can …

How to configure and customise critical risk software to suit your risk approach

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When it comes to mining critical risks, the terminology may change, but the core concepts remain strong. Getting your critical risk software to accommodate your risk approach need not be …

How to build Principal Mining Hazard Management Plans using risk studies and bowtie analysis

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Principal Mining Hazard Management Plans are a new fact of life for the mining sector, and they can take significant effort to develop. Here we’ll be looking at how you …

3 Benefits of Connecting In-Field Critical Control Verification with your Risk Register

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Critical control verification is an essential aspect of a mine safety management system. Without it, there is no assurance that fatality risks are effectively controlled. But how can we link …

Critical Control Identification for Fatality Risk Programs: A simple solution using bowtie analysis

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Most businesses coping with fatality risk scenarios have an appreciation of the importance of critical control identification. What is often missing is a simple but robust method of identifying the …

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The no-nonsense approach to critical risks in mining & resources

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The resources sector is one of the highest risk areas when it comes to workplace fatalities. In 2016, a total of 49 workers died in Australia extracting natural resources (including …