Report: APP CMHS Project 4

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5.5.1. Moving from Stage 4 to Stage 5

5.5.1. Moving from Stage 4 to Stage 5

Establishing a system where the management of risk is “the way we do business” means combining a positive culture with a system that is tuned to the exact needs of that culture and the organisation.

The move from Stage 4 to Stage 5 involves consideration of several areas:

  • Integrated training for risk management at all levels

  • Fully integrated risk management systems

  • Risk assessment integrated into key systems

  • Total focus on eliminating problems before they occur

  • Third party auditing.

This step is not difficult but may involve evolution of the risk management system extensively as it moves towards full integration with the processes and activities that occur across the site.

Moving from Stage 4 to Stage 5 involves meeting the following milestones:

  • Moving from an ownership to a way of life culture by tuning the risk management system based on the input of everyone

  • Evolving fully integrated risk management systems developed by the management, engineer and supervisor owners based on their appreciation of the value

  • Having risk assessment integrated into key systems achieved by using risk assessment methods to develop key systems and processes such as mine planning and maintenance, as well as defining risk assessment within appropriate systems and processes

  • Realising a total focus on eliminating problems before they occur as illustrated by leadership, vision and mechanisms that communicate the unacceptability of incidents and accidents as well as an open and honest environment where communication of issues is natural at all levels

  • Using 3rd party auditing by commissioning external experts to check and also challenge that the accepted well-defined risk management system is not only in place but also in need of continuous improvement.

5.5.1. Moving from Stage 4 to Stage 5

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