ALARP

Gaye FrancisDue Diligence

Does ALARP = Due Diligence? Does ALARP equal due diligence? Well yes, if ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) is redefined, as appears to be presently occurring. Once upon a time ALARP meant achieving an acceptable or tolerable level of risk (consequence and likelihood). It was classically articulated by the UK HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in 1988 in the … Read More

Compliance vs. Due Diligence

Gaye FrancisDue Diligence

Compliance vs. Due Diligence The management of risk in Australia, with the introduction of the new model Work Health & Safety Act took a major leap forward with the introduction of the legislation in most states and territories from January 2012. By way of background, it is a requirement under the new model Work Health Safety Act for an officer … Read More

Road Infrastructure – Project Due Diligence

Gaye FrancisDue Diligence

Project Due Diligence How to deliver large infrastructure projects on time and to budget The delivery of large infrastructure projects and the procurement of appropriate, fit for purpose rolling stock in a timely and cost effective manner is critical to Australia’s continuing growth. One of the common problems associated with project risk is that specialist groups within an organisation operate … Read More

Risk Management Standard – AS/NZS ISO 31000

Richard RobinsonDue Diligence

Thoughts on AS/NZS ISO 31000 In Australia, we are currently undergoing a paradigm shift in the way safety risk management is conducted. The new Work Health & Safety Act is replacing the old approach typified by the standard, AS/NZS ISO 31000. We have heard conversation in the Engineering community that the move away from AS/NZS ISO 31000 doesn’t necessarily it … Read More

Technical Due Diligence – Due Diligence Risk – Engineering Consulting – Engineering Services

Richard RobinsonDue Diligence

R2A Corporate Profile Defensible Risk Management and Due Diligence Consulting is what R2A is all about. We are an independent firm of due diligence engineers that provide our clients with consulting services, expert due diligence, risk management advice, education and general troubleshooting. Whatever your issue, we are here to help you resolve it in a timely manner. View our corporate … Read More

Safety legislation – Engineering safety – Safety Engineering – Work Health and Safety Act 2012

Kerrie CourtsDue Diligence

Questions & Answers Reader response regarding Richard’s article – ‘Engineering Implications of the Harmonised Safety Legislation’ This is a response that Richard received following the publication of an article in Engineering Media.  Read the article here. Hi Richard Safety assurance is one of the 3 key elements of technical integrity (the other elements being fitness-for-service and environmental compliance), and as … Read More

2011 Year in Review

Gaye FrancisDue Diligence

Year in Review 2011 R2A were privileged to work with many clients in 2011. Interesting projects Power line Bushfire Safety Taskforce – Richard was a member of the Power line Bushfire Safety Taskforce that adopted the precautionary approach to risk consistent with the new WHS Act Department of Transport Victoria – Various due diligence reviews for the procurement of 50 … Read More

Conferences

Kerrie CourtsDue Diligence

Conferences ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA CONVENTION 2014 Gaye Francis presented at the Engineers Australia Convention Mastering Complex Projects Conference on 24-28 November 2014. Gaye’s presentation is titled ‘Project Due Diligence’. To download the presentation, click here. To view the presentation, click here. To download the paper, click here. To view the paper, click here.     SOCIETY OF FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERS (SFPE) … Read More

Consultants

Gaye FrancisDue Diligence

Team of Consultants THE CONSULTING TEAM AT R2A From left to right – Gaye Francis and Richard Robinson Details provided below. Richard Robinson BE BA FIEAust Richard Robinson is a career risk and due diligence engineer with over 30 years experience in the industry. Richard’s primary focus for the past 15 years as a Director of R2A has been –  … Read More