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AVOIDING CATASTROPHE

for when failure is NOT an option

Decision making in the face of adversity - incident, emergency, and crisis management, the human factors and organisational inputs that ensure safety, mitigate risk, and minimise error

 

Mazda In Trouble After Repeated Failures

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has just announced it is taking Mazda to court on behalf of consumers who...

Callide Creek - Failure IS An Option

The Callide Creek Flood of 2015 is instructive for professionals in the disaster and emergency management field because in this incident...

Lessons from the Dunalley Fire

"Decisions taken on the fireground, at the location of any kind of emergency or military engagement, are driven by the demands of the...

The Woolsey Fire - An IMT's Worst Nightmare

The Woolsey Fire in November 2018 destroyed much of Malibu, California, cost three lives, and destroyed no less than 1,643 properties....

PG&E Corp - A Failing Organisation

Pacific Gas &Electricity Corporation (PG&E), California's largest electricity provider, is a failing organisation. 'Crisis management' is...

Formosa Ha Tinh - What Happened

Here is the timeline of the key events that led up to the toxic spill. The most important point to note is that they begin a full 8 years...

The Formosa Hà Tinh Toxic Spill

The 2016 toxic spill into the coastal waters of Central Vietnam was the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s peacetime history....

Lessons From In Amenas

The In Amenas terrorist attack offers some important lessons for corporate security professionals operating in high risk environments....

Lines Of Defence Against Harmful Events

Crisis response is the final line of defence an organisation possesses in the face of harmful events. It is important to place it in its...

Where Do Crises Come From ?

Crises are the result of a management failure in the face of a potentially harmful event. They arise when control mechanisms do not work...

The 'Scale of Harmful Events'

A disaster is not a crisis, an issue is not an incident - these distinctions matter, because they call for different types of response....

A Crisis Never Appears Out Of Nowhere

A crisis may come unexpected, they often do, but this simply means that the warning signs were not detected in time, a situation or issue...

 

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