Risk - Everything But . . .
Warwick Hall, CFEE
Operational Risk Consultant
Safety Set Consulting / Section 646
Taupo, New Zealand
In a COVID ravaged world, and working in an industry that has been literally ripped apart, you have undoubtedly immersed yourselves in understanding, mitigating where possible, and surviving what I call the zombie apocalypse. Now I am in no way diminishing the effect and sad loss of life, but this Webinar is going to try and steadfastly try not mention COVID, we have lived with the effect for some time and will continue to do so. I don’t know about you, but my mind now and again needs a break. So today we will focus on all of the other risks we face, both routine and counter threat, which given our new norm may sadly be refreshing and again take prominence in a post COVID world. A chance to revisit general risk, get it tight and right . . . viva la vaccine! The majority of content we will cover relates to routine risks faced in our industry. We will touch on counter threat, however that is a subject that requires an entire webinar just to begin to do justice to content.
My name is Warwick Hall and I am based in New Zealand with work here and around the world, at least I used to. I am an Operational Risk Consultant operating two business entities, www.safetysetconsulting.com and www.S646.com. Green relates to managing routine (if indeed there is such a thing) risks and Red which relates to counter threat operations (terrorism).
Green. I have worked my way up from the trenches dreaming up, developing, creating and operating all manner of festivals and events from community based to world level. I have had some successes and I have had some unmitigated disasters. It’s the disasters that allowed for the greatest learning and I unashamedly relate some of these experiences to the Webinar content.
Red. Beyond that, I have developed the operational documentation for a Royal visit to New Zealand and worked operationally during. Current engagement is along similar lines with an upcoming remembrance event of the terror attack that killed 51 people here in New Zealand also having worked the original event post attack.
This practical experience is augmented by formal qualifications and professional development to ensure ongoing currency and applicability in an ever changing industry.