Developing good habits to avoid burn out

By QRMC / Posted on February 20, 2018

At this point in a new year, facing another year more packed and busy than ever, it’s timely to give consideration to how to manage a demanding work life without sacrificing health and wellbeing. Working for long hours, more than 48 hours in a week, is not uncommon in the Australian workforce. However, long hours […]

Heavy Vehicle ‘Chain of Responsibility’

By QRMC / Posted on February 6, 2018

As mentioned in the October edition of Insight, in mid-2018 the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Legislation are changing. Now is the time for effected organisations to start getting ready for the changes. By design the Heavy Vehicle ‘Chain of Responsibility’ Legislation is broad, extending from the vehicle driver to encompass persons or organisations […]

Happy holidays!

By QRMC / Posted on December 15, 2017

Risks from Reporting and Decision-Making Disconnect

By QRMC / Posted on November 14, 2017

Most people have probably heard the phrase “garbage in, garbage out”. This concept holds true in any number of areas, and certainly in the field of risk management. No organisation can properly identify or manage its risks if the data input into the risk management process is deficient. Similarly, it’s impossible to identify or manage […]

Legislative changes pending …

By QRMC / Posted on November 7, 2017

There is a suite of legislative and other changes in the pipeline as we head toward 2018. Work Health and Safety Legislation Most prominently, as our readers are no doubt aware the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill was passed through Parliament mid-October, implementing key recommendations from the Best Practice Review of […]

Managing Supply Chain Risk

By QRMC / Posted on October 10, 2017

The increasingly complex and often global nature of modern day supply chains exposes organisations to a range of risks. What generally used to be only a business continuity risk from possible supply chain interruptions, has evolved with the potential to raise safety, legal or reputational risks as well. This requires the procurement function to take […]

What should be in your BCP?

By QRMC / Posted on September 19, 2017

Having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) implemented for your organisation is a strong protection against the negative consequences of disruptive events. However, it is not uncommon for an organisation’s BCP to fail them when it is most critically needed, due to a fundamental disconnect between what is really required to be documented, and what ends […]

Best Practice Audit Reporting

By QRMC / Posted on September 12, 2017

The practice of audit reporting evolves over time, often as a result of technological advances and also in response to practical limitations in our time-poor contemporary society.  Managers are generally looking for shorter and sharper formats, with clear indicators of any shortcomings and positive findings. The use of ‘traffic light’ reporting (or the use of […]

BCP / BIA – debunking the myths

By QRMC / Posted on August 15, 2017

Whilst many organisations have developed Business Continuity Plans, the basis for documenting business continuity requirements is often not clear. In many cases there is uncertainty as to what a Business Continuity Plan is, what it should facilitate and what it should contain, with the lines between emergency management and business continuity often blurred. It is […]

Labour hire – are you at risk?

By QRMC / Posted on August 8, 2017

Australia’s first licensing system for the labour hire industry has been proposed by the Queensland Government in their Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. Media stories from several jurisdictions across Australia have shown that shonky practices are all too common in the labour hire industry, however this proposed legislation, along with the proven PCBU common law […]