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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

 

Mine Security In A High Risk Environment

This overview of mine security in a high risk environment was prepared for a small operator preparing to expand into Africa and lacking...

T3 - Team Building The TADMUS Way

T3 Tactical Team Training has been developed from research conducted by the US Navy in the wake of the accidental shooting down of Iran...

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....

Understanding Intent

This presentation for the AFINT Conference focuses on the human element in warfare. It provides examples of where low tech beats high...

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...

High Consequence Decision Making - An Intro

High Consequence Decision Making (HCD) is a management program whose goal is to minimise the risk of catastrophic error. It is designed...

Decision Making Made Impossible

On October 23rd 1983, 241 US Marines died when a truck bomb exploded in their barracks, the former Civil Aviation Authority building...

'Shoot, Don't Shoot'

Military decisions carry high consequences, often life or death. They contain the potential for catastrophic error, from which there can...

Because Failure IS An Option

‘Avoiding Catastrophe’ is the overarching concept behind all management decision making that takes place in the face of adversity. It...

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