Uncage the Pencil

Protect a diamond like a diamond and a pencil like a pencil.

Too many times do we see the evaluation of risk to a particular item, place, person, or process over protected. This simple philosophy will save you time and money when mitigating risk. It will eliminate confusion as to what is really important to your risk mitigation strategies.

Plan the Work. Work the Plan

 

 

UAV’s growing applications & support

So when most people think about a UAV or drone (if that helps), most people may think of military applications, movies, or just a bunch of YouTube videos of il-prepared individuals having accident after accident with their equipment after executing what can only be classified as a mistake.

Aside from that, what about construction, search and rescue, security, fire fighting, agriculture, movie industry and many more.

People are becomnig more accepting of their applications. Of course, as I’ve repeatedly said it’s preparation, undestanding the risk and education that will separate the UAV pilots (those wanting to do it right) from the “other guys”.

The applications are only bound by the right fit and of course safety.

On the rise

For our loyal clients and for those that follow us closely you’ve noticed some changes.

We’ve grown. We’ve expanded. Our service offerings are broader yet more focused.

Which once was a single consultant organization is now a service provider that still focuses on the possibilities rather than the problems. But now has more resources and history to do it with. Instead of what is wrong, we look at what is working, we look at the strengths, and look to take advantage of the existing assets to address and manage your risks.

Our solutions are always tailor-made to each company and fit for purpose; we don’t want to solve a problem by creating a new future risk for our clients.

And we will always focus on ensuring the client achieves their objectives.

Take a look at our The Services we offer and The Team behind it all.

 

Risk Assessments; high level breakdown

Many of our clients ask us to complete risk assessments of their operations, their physical site and even future projects. As complicated as some risk assessments can be we thought we’d take the time to break them down to their basic components.

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Recognize – more commonly stated as Identify the hazards or risks. Before you really can do that, you need to know and understand the difference between what a hazard is and what a risk is. A hazard is “something” with the potential to cause you, your business, your employees, your reputation harm. A risk that “likelihood” of that harm actually happening.

 

 

 

Impact – more commonly known as deciding who is going to be harmed and how. Who’s going to feel it, how is it going to happen? Almost like trying to figure out whether or not it is the butler in the den with the candlestick …for those who appreciate a good game of Clue.

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Bump – So you’ve recognized the hazards and risks and you’ve figured out where the impact is going to be. Now what? Now you have to protect it or at least put some form of management or control piece in to either slow it down or stop it completely from happening and affecting you.

 

Note it – Write it down, digitally record it, take pictures, tell a few people. Do what you need to, to record it. Why…because you want to monitor your success. You want to know that the bump you’ve put in place is working or needs to be re-recognized because the impact may have changed. It’s also due diligence. You can show that you know that there is or was something that raised whatever level of concern, you thought about it, did something about it and continue to watch it.

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Recognize it again – As I’ve said many times in the past and continue to…Plan the Work Work the Plan. Once you’ve done the assessment you need to do it again. You need to understand what is working, what has changed, what is new and what are you doing about it.

 

 

 

This article is to serve as a high level awareness tool. Unfortunately it doesn’t remove the complexities of your operation or the complexities of the risk assessment. But boiling it down to it’s barest components allows you to understand the varying phased or steps that are taken during a risk assessment. It’s important to note and understand that each of these components can be expanded and contracted as necessary to have a myriad of steps or components within each of them.

Nevertheless it all falls back to these high level principal components.

Plan the Work. Work the Plan

 

What does it taste like?

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So where do I put it?  What do I do with it? Will it last me long enough?  Do I need to get more of it?  When do I need to use it?  Does it go well with other things?

 

I’m not talking about maple syrup and whether or not you pour it over your pancakes or waffles directly or just on the side for dipping.  Whether or not you put enough on your plate.  Do you put it on now or wait for the butter to melt in.  And yes, it goes very well with many other things.

I’m talking about your Emergency Response plans.  The same questions apply.

Where do you put it?  Which department is going to manage the process of creating one?  Which individual or team is going to champion it to fruition?  Who will maintain it?  Who will test it?

What do you do with it?  You learn from it.  It becomes an integral part in the growth process of your organization.

Will it last? Only as long as you pay attention to it. Or in some instances only as long as you remain exposed to some risks that you may be able to avoid.

Do you need more of it?  Depends on what your risk tolerance is, what your risk assessments have told you and whether or not you have the internal resources to manage it properly.

Knowing when to use it is key.  Risk assessments and the intimate knowledge of the organization’s risk tolerance is a driver.

Yes, like syrup your emergency response plans go well with other things.  Your Business Continuity Plans.  Your Fire Safety Plans.  Staff training and orientation.  Strategic Plans.  It can touch and influence or be influenced by many of the hands and fingers of the business.

Plan the Work. Work the Plan.

 

 

Is it necessary?

 

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So how far can you get with the questions below?  Do you know if you need to add a Social Media Crisis Management Plan to your list of existing plans?

You already have a set of crisis and emergency plans…you do don’t you?  Of course you do.  You wouldn’t operate your business without out them.

 

How do we know we need a Social-Media-Crisis-Management plan It all boils down to planning.  Followed by doing the work and doing it again.

Plan the Work. Work the Plan.