Risk Assessments

Preventing crises from happening

We work with a company's managers using a methodology, which charts risks on a matrix according to: -

  • The probability of them occurring
  • Their impact on the business if they did occur
  • The extent to which management has control to prevent them occurring

This defines a company's vulnerabilities and ranks them in order of priority to produce a "Crisis Barometer".

From this Risk Assessment we can help identify those issues where a company needs to develop its own position and prepare appropriate response statements.

Issues might be: -

  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Redundancy Programmes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Supply Chain Issues
  • Competitive Threats
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Product Isolation / Recalls
  • Product Safety Issues
  • Serious Accidents at Work
  • Environmental Leakage
  • Activist Campaigns
  • Fires & Explosions
  • Litigation

"Every part of the world shoots up daily into more subtlety. The very spider weaves her cauls with more art and cutting to entrap the fly. The shallow ploughman can distinguish now 'Twixt simple truth and a dissembling brow..."

Tomas Middleton, A Mad Word, My Masters, c 1605

"Crisis Management is a mindset and a process that on a daily basis drives a company's decisions and actions"

Pearson, Clair

"Its the dose that makes the poison"

Paracelsus (1493-1541)

"If it be not now, yet it will come: The readiness is all"

William Shakespeare, Hamlet: Act V Scene II

"They should shoot the scientists, not cull the calves. Nobody seems to know what is going on"

Dairy farmer quotes in the times (2/8/96)

"What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on"

Henry David Thoreau