About: Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson

Richard is one of the country’s most experienced and respected risk and due diligence engineers, sharing his knowledge and expertise in books, academic papers and with some of Australia’s biggest organisations. He regularly presents on the advantages of adopting the precaution based approach to risk instead of the hazard based process, which has been dominant in Australia in recent times.

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The learning method at the R2A-EEA public workshops follows a form of the Socratic ‘dialogue’. Typical risk issues and the reasons for their manifestation are articulated and exemplar solutions presented for consideration. The resulting discussion is found to be the best part for participants as they consider how such approaches might be used in their own organisation or projects. Current risk.
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One of the more interesting philosophical issues to emerge in the early 21st century is the relationship, as determined by our courts, between the precautionary principle as implemented in environmental legislation, and the precautionary approach as articulated in the harmonised Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation. (more…).
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The analogy with music is useful because nobody can dispute the fact that there are three types of musician: the composer, the performer and the conductor.  Nor can anybody disagree that there are world-famous musicians who are outstanding in one of these three professions without having outstanding talent for either of the other two.  If we agree on this, we.
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R2A’s recent work on dam safety led us to develop a timeline of key risk and due diligence concepts and events as they have appeared and influenced Australia. This goes some way to explaining the current divergence between the AS/ISO 31000 hazard-based risk management approach, and the common law and WHS Act precaution-based due diligence approach. In essence, both approaches attempt.
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The post-graduate course R2A presents at Swinburne became a core unit in 2016. Over 80 students enrolled in first semester. The course is based around the 2016 edition of the R2A Text. Presenters from R2A included Gaye Francis, Tim Procter, Richard Robinson and Adriaan den Dulk. The enrolment numbers were a step up from previous semesters, and the topics students chose for.
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A recent edition of the SFPE (Society of Fire protection Engineers of the USA) magazine had an interesting study on professional ethics.  Possibly the most arresting image is shown above on the public perception of honesty and ethics. The result is from a Gallup poll where respondents were asked to rate the honesty and ethics of the groups concerned with the table.
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