As you know, some risks are specific to a particular industry, others are transferable across completely different industries. The biggest danger is getting into a routine, so that familiarity and mastery edges on hubris.
We’ve seen again and again, situations where executives fool themselves into thinking that they have all risks measured, monitored and completely under control. Every month or year that pass without incident can lead to a stronger conviction.
We can compare this to the Christmas turkey fallacy. Imagine a Christmas turkey, getting fed really well, sheltered and looked after by the farmer. Perhaps even a bond of friendship occurs, where the farmer names the turkey, and looks forward to visiting. Every day, the turkey grows more relaxed, confident and trusting. Peak confidence might occur on Christmas Eve…
We see this play out during every critical incident or even major disaster across industries. Every day that passes without incident, creates a stronger feeling of security. Of course, this is simple psychology, and we wouldn’t criticize anyone for having such a blind spot, its part of the human condition.
So, how do we overcome the Christmas turkey fallacy, and other cognitive biases?
We get outside assistance, a team who:
- Has seen issues across industries and continents.
- Doesn’t share your personal pride in your safety record.
- Isn’t aware of any credentials or accolades that any staff members have achieved.
- Has no sense of achievemtn for previous challenges overcome.
In short, an extremely knowledgable fresh set of eyes, without any cognitive biases that might have developed within your company culture.
As we have built our network in our core areas, we have built up a list of go-to skilled people who will be equally suited to number of similar projects.
As with our other services, we can provide one key team member, or dozens.
Major Project Assesments
We can consult and provide risk and threat assessments for any high risk industries, including drilling, mining and chemical industrial projects.
Plant & Facility Audits
Our track record includes mainly drilling or energy related contracts. These tend to be some of the most challenging examples of hazardous risk. We offer a range of services for the surveying projects of all sizes however. Our emphasis is on the management of threats to health, safety and environment.
Commissioning & Start Up Surveys
Start as you mean to continue. Get your industrial project off the ground smoothly and efficiently by consulting with us and having us help you draw up a winning plan.
Vessel & Heavy Machinery
Machinery and equipment failure is a core concern in many industries. We can send specialist contractors to you and also help them integrate with the your regular operational crew. We can also oversee their work if required.
Operational Management Consulting
We can help you to organize your existing equipment and operators, and oversee the protocols from start to finish if needed.
Post Event Management
In the event of a critical incident, we can assist in the process of assessing what went wrong, and what can be done to prevent the issue reccurring in the future. We can train, coach, test and create the necessary standard operating procedures for you.
Technical & Inspection
With our broad network of experts to draw upon, we can find an assessor with exactly the right type, and length of experience.
Whatever your project requires, wherever it is in the world, and regardless of what stage you are at in the planning and risk assessment process – we can help.