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18.07.2018

Risk, risk assessment and risk management

This is a short, two-part note about generic and safety-related risk management, perhaps of special interest to New Zealand readers.[more]

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20.08.2017

International and national standards: benefits, practitioner usage, comments

International and national standards: benefits, practitioner usage, comments In 2016 the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) enforced a policy on funding of standards development, including adoption of...[more]

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06.08.2017

Risk assessments – how ineffective can they be?

It is not uncommon for an investigation to be carried out into events resulting in major (and, sometimes, minor) consequences. The findings of such investigations may be used, for example, to develop better controls, determine...[more]

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07.07.2017

Building Standards, risk and life safety in New Zealand

Background Grenfell Tower was an appalling disaster for the victims, their families and friends, and many others. How could it have happened in a country with advanced building control systems? Hopefully, the public enquiry...[more]

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18.05.2017

Bricks, Screws, and Management Standards

Standards are good for the economy - and for effective management of risk and safety.[more]

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17.05.2017

Results of a survey

We recently ran a survey about a proposed scheme for post-nominals in RiskNZ. [more]

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14.09.2015

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

"The chapter of knowledge is very short, but the chapter of accidents is a very long one" (Lord Chesterfield, 1753). It's 25 years since the Piper Alpha disaster off the north-east coast of Scotland when 167 people...[more]

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