Entries by Nigel Dearing

What Good Risk Registers Need

Article 3 in our risk mini-series (see links below for the first two) is all about what good risk registers need. And first and foremost it needs to be ‘owned’ as part of the organisational culture of a business. Ownership: Ownership should be at all levels of an organisation from board and executive management team […]

How to do a Risk Assessment

Last week I wrote a short piece on ‘what a risk assessment is’; This week’s follow up is all about how to do a risk assessment for yourself because, as we all know, every organisation/business should have a risk register, especially in these turbulent and unprecedented times. There are many guides to ‘How to do […]

What is a Risk Assessment?

Picture this if you can: Two kayaks tied side-by-side to the roof of my car as I set out for the small town of Tarwin Lower in Gippsland to drop them into the river for a bit of R&R on the water. Life vests in the boot? Check. Paddles aboard? Check. Tides checked and favourable. […]

Prevention is Better than Cure

This year Nuffield Group’s Health & Safety committee has been running a series on ‘Prevention is better than cure’. It’s been an informative and educational contribution to the business and it got me thinking not just about the idiom but the fact that, as we see time and time again in our business, prevention is […]

Free Webinar on Emergency Preparedness

Nuffield Group is holding a FREE webinar on the topic of Emergency Management preparedness on Thursday 28th October at 11am lasting approximately one hour. It’s brought to you by our Integrated Emergency Management and Recovery team (IEMR) and we’d love you to join us. We’ll have a keynote presentation from Craig Lapsley on the topic […]

Governance & Workplace Safety – Are We There Yet?

Good governance and workplace safety should be inseparable concepts. And yet, this week alone we have been reminded not once, but twice, that when things go wrong the consequences can not only be fatal but financial and potentially criminal. And that reaches from the bottom to the very top of an organisation. In Germany an […]

International Women in Engineering Day – June 23

June 23rd is International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED21) – a day when we celebrate the work and achievements of female engineers and technicians around the world. At Nuffield Group we are blessed to have some really talented women, and whilst not all are qualified engineers, all are highly skilled, experienced and critical to the […]

Developing Resilience, One ‘Thank-You’ At a Time

There are many ways to say ‘thank-you’ and the benefits for both the recipient and the giver of such a small gesture are huge. This week in AFL the Collingwood players said ‘thank-you’ to their departing coach of the last decade, Nathan Buckley, with an upset win over top of the table Melbourne. Yesterday, a […]

Sponsoring Future Indigenous Engineers

Nuffield Group is proud to be supporting the Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) this year. The program traditionally coincides with NAIDOC week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. However, this year, due to the challenges of COVID it will be held 27th September – 1st October 2021 inclusive. […]

Organisational Culture – Arctic Lessons

“In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past…” Okay, it’s a slightly abbreviated version of a historical quote from 18th century Irish philosopher & politician Edmund Burke but stay with me, there are some valuable lessons about organisational culture here… This month, as Covid-19 […]