The sixth annual Risk Forum, hosted by independent risk management company Corporate Risk Associates (CRA), has been hailed a huge success with over 110 attendees.
Entitled ‘Risk Analysis in an Uncertain World’, this year’s event was the largest of its type bringing together professionals in safety-critical industries to share Best Practice, knowledge, innovations and expertise on topical issues.
Held at the Ardencote Manor Hotel in Warwick, speakers and delegates at the event travelled far and wide to attend with some coming from as far as the West Coast of the USA and one delegate from New Mexico.
The packed programme included presentations covering a range of ‘Human Factors’ and ‘Safety Analysis’ disciplines delivered by some of the most professionally accomplished speakers in the industry, among them Fred Torri (Risk Management Associates), Ola Bäckström (Lloyds Register Consulting), Karl Fleming (KNF Consulting Services) and Dr Claire Taylor (Institute for Energy Technology).
Jas Sidhu, CEO of CRA and chairman of the event, told Risk UK: “The day was a huge success and we received some great feedback, particularly on the quality of the speakers. Some younger delegates commented that they felt overwhelmed to be in the same room as some of their industry icons such as Fred Torri and Karl Fleming. This was great to hear as it really demonstrates the quality of event we are hosting and the opportunities it provides for people to hear first-hand from industry leaders.”
The ever-successful event has grown in stature, quality and popularity year-on-year.
Joint venture with Synergy Consultants
CRA recently announced a joint venture with the hugely successful Synergy Consultants to provide a full integrated Safety Case, Risk Analysis and Human Factors offering.
Les Ainsworth, managing director of Synergy, gave a small presentation alongside Jas Sidhu to introduce the co-operation arrangement to attendees. This was met with great enthusiasm.
CRA is a safety, risk and reliability consultancy providing bespoke services to safety-critical industries including nuclear, oil and gas, process, power, renewables and defence. The company was recently awarded the title of Risk Management Specialist Company of the Year in the prestigious CIR Awards.
Other speakers at the Risk Forum included Andy Buchan (Sellafield), Alec Bounds (EC Harris ARCADIS), Jonathan Sherwood (PHE), Professor Tim Kelly (University of York), Mike Zammett and Ruairi Kennedy (CRA), Professor Simon Wilson (Trinity College Dublin) and Chris Harrison (Rail Safety and Standards Board).