2012 The Year in Review

Gaye FrancisRisk Management Consulting

It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. As part of our end of year wrap up, here are some highlights that we would like to share with you.

In May, we welcomed Dr Peter Hurley as a Consulting Engineer to our team and would like to thank Peter for his contribution in 2012 and in particular his work on the Enterprise Due Diligence Review for Energy Safe Victoria and the 9th edition of the R2A text.

We were also privileged to work with many clients throughout the year. Here are some interesting projects completed in 2012.

Interesting Projects

Security of supply of the Victorian Transmission System (VTS) – A review with particular regard to the economic benefits to existing and long-term customers of the proposed Western Outer Ring Main (WORM) Project.

Plant safety and operations due diligence reviews, Veolia Environmental Services. A safety and business continuity review of one of Veolia’s plants to identify and establish critical items of plant and equipment.

Work Health & Safety Review, Maritime Safety Tasmania. A review of MAST activities to demonstrate due diligence as required under the Tasmanian Work Health & Safety Act. The results were documented as part of MAST’s Safety Management System.

Quality assurance framework, Office of the Chief Fire Officer. Development of a framework in which the Chief Fire Officer has confidence that his obligations during fire events have been diligently met.


Richard presented at the following conferences in 2012 and has availability for similar opportunities in 2013. Drop Richard a line if you have an event coming up.

  • Shutdown in Brisbane and Perth
  • Energy Networks Association


Richard had two articles published in 2012 –

  • Engineering implications of the harmonised safety legislation (feature article in January edition of Engineers Australia)
  • Managing bushfire risk of powerlines (April edition of Infrastructure Australia)

Marketing Activities

Our marketing program continued in 2012 with the following highlights –

Project Due Diligence white paper

Industry case studies for:

  • Airspace collision risk modelling
  • Tunnels
  • Powerline bushfires

New client testimonials

This blog!


From an Education perspective Richard delivered –

  • Five public short courses Risk & Liability Management for EEA
  • Seven in-house courses
  • Swinburne post graduate course Introduction to Risk & Due Diligence.

We are looking forward to some new projects in 2013. Richard’s Engineering Due Diligence course is now also available for registrations, details here. All registered participants receive a copy of the new 9th edition of the R2A text valued at $265.