Entries by Samantha McGolrick

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#20 The Ultimate Tool To Understanding Your Critical Risks & Controls – The BowTie Risk Assessment – Part 2

This is the second instalment in a 2-part series on BowTie risk assessments. Today I show you how to apply the hierarchy of controls to a BowTie risk assessment which will ultimately give you a better understanding of where to target your resources and improve your monitoring and assurance activities.

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#19 The Ultimate Tool To Understanding Your Critical Risks and Controls – The BowTie – Part 1

In this post I examine the BowTie risk assessment – a great tool for business leaders to help you visualise your critical risks and associated controls. When these two aspects of risk management are clear, you will be able to easily identify what you should be monitoring as part of your assurance and due diligence activities.

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#18 WHS Due Diligence And The Big Bad BEAR

Today we look at how the requirement to draft accountability maps and statements and the deferral of executive variable remuneration under the Banking Executive Accountability Regime can be applied to WHS governance – accountability maps can be a foundation piece in your WHS governance framework and help officers understand who does what; and while the BEAR requires the deferral of executive remuneration, it means very little if WHS is not included in the assessment of overall business performance.

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#17 Executive Safety Walks – Dos and Don’ts

Today we’re going to walk through how Executives should act and behave Before, During and After conducting Executive safety walks. We’re also going to look back at the safety walks conducted by BP and Transocean VIPs only seven hours before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in 2010 that killed 11 workers, so that you can learn from their mistakes. If you’re not conducting safety walks, or just want a bit more guidance and assurance on your approach, today’s post is for you.

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#16: 3 Questions To Ask Before Joining a Board

Technically, a director joining a board today will not be responsible for decisions made prior to their joining. However, problems may arise in the future as a result of those earlier decisions. There are plenty of tools out there to assist Directors in conducting their due diligence before joining a board, but very little on what to look for in terms of workplace health & safety. So, when you are actively seeking to join a board of directors or you have been approached to join a board, there are a few things I suggest you should consider.