Risk Management & Assessment

Organisational Diagnosis has a wide understanding of operations in high Reliability Industries. We fully understand that all operations around them leave many degrees of freedom for choice by the actors close to the sharp end of an accident. These degrees of freedom must be resolved by assuming additional performance criteria that appear to be ‘rational’ to a task analyst or decision maker at any level. They cannot, however, foresee all local contingencies of the future work context. These constraints are often not known at that time by systems designers and management echelon.

We exist to guide you into a proactive risk management strategy, which will not be able to predict and avoid exotic causes of accidents, but it will ensure instead operation within the design envelope, that is, to support management levels in respecting the preconditions for safe operations as specified during design.

Organisational Diagnosis may support you in a: Aviation, Maritime, Defence, Oil & Gas, Health care, Rail &Transport, Energy, and Financial Environments.

Organisational Diagnosis, will work with you to identify the information needs for your management team both with respect to the actual state of affairs and to their values and objectives, altogether with detecting aspects eligible to improvement and therefore, the targets of guidelines for risk management.

We can guide you into a proactive risk management strategy with:

  • A study of the normal activities of the actors at the sharp end who are preparing the landscape of accidents, during their normal work, together with an analysis of the task features that shape their decision-making behaviour.
  • A study of the present information environment of these actors and the information flow structure analysed from a control theoretic point of view.
  • A Review of the potential for improvement by changes of this information environment.
  • Guidelines for improving these aspects within the work environment for different classes of risk sources and management strategies.
  • Assist you in the taxonomy of your hazard sources and then propose relevant safety control strategies.