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No failures, no progress.

A British engineer, named Pugsley, said in 1966 that “a profession that does not make mistakes is a profession that does not progress” (Pugsley A.G. 1966, The Safety of Structures, Edward Arnold Publishing ltd, London). In his pioneering book on the safety of structures, Pugsley related that fighter pilots in WWII went up against the enemy even when there was a high chance of being shot down. However, the same pilots demanded design changes if the structural failure rate of…

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Maths make things simpler, rather than more complicated, bring clarity.

A discussion on LinkedIN entitled “Does anyone use Standard Deviation, Variance or similar measures to prioritise risks” prompted a reply we are now posting on the blog for our interested readers. It’s a bit technical, but it shows that maths make things simpler, rather than more complicated, bring clarity! Talking about clarity, let’s remember that the context of most of our work at Riskope is in downside risk, in various industries. When we refer below to “Consequences”, we are referring…

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From Bottle to Throttle: risks to the aviation industry from chemical dependency

Riskope thanks Evelyn Ramsey for this interesting post entitled From Bottle to Throttle: risks to the aviation industry from chemical dependency. From Bottle to Throttle: risks to the aviation industry from chemical dependency. indeed, worldwide, the aviation industry is one of risk management, health and safety. This global industry operates in an environment of extreme caution. Notwithstanding this, there have been approximately 150 cases of intoxicated pilots which have come to light over a period of 12 years. From Bottle…

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Real life ISO 31000 compliant quantitative transport alternatives risk assessment example.

Riskope was contacted by a client to develop a Real life ISO 31000 compliant quantitative transport alternatives risk assessment example. The study was going to be used to support the decision among possible personnel transportation alternatives running between a country’s capital city and a remote operation.   Real life ISO 31000 compliant quantitative transport alternatives risk assessment example. The operation had run a shuttle bus service for its personnel from and to the capital city for a decade with no major bus…

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