So getting people challenging each other on risk is critical, but that is not to say that the standard risk management framework is not important. While we all appreciate the need to cut administration and streamline our processes, it is fundamental for organisations to clearly identify the key documents that are required and ensure that all staff understand the reason for and importance of compliance with these procedures. A positive risk culture is fundamental to the success of any organisation.
All too often people fail to complete a form – or complete it and fail to store it adequately. They may feel they are needing to prioritise other matters, but they need to appreciate that proper risk management is critical to business success, and that aside of major hits to profitability, their shortcuts could lead to HSE prosecutions and fines and/or civil claims being brought against their organisation.