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Across National Boundaries
Can organisations adopt systems and structures that enable them to optimise their performance by understanding the traits of the nations in which they operate to achieve greater performance from each nation individually, and so collectively? Based on ARMSA's study of a multinational business we explore the implications that national cultures have on businesses and what can businesses do to maximise their performance.
ARMSA-EDF Energy Partnership Delivers PRiSM: Product Safety Decision Making Solution
This case study illustrates an approach to Product Safety decision making. Developed in partnership by EDF Energy and ARMSA Consulting the award-winning PRiSM (Product Risk Safety Matrix) is a unique and innovative decision making tool that systematically identifies the risk factors associated with bringing globally-sourced energy saving products to the UK consumer market. 
ARMSA-REG Windpower Partnership - The Success Story
The first of its kind within the Renewable Energy Sector, this case study illustrates how a creative and holistic approach to asset and operational management has enabled the REG Group of Companies and REG Windpower to outperform its competitors by adopting a pre-emptive approach to achieving safe outcomes in all its operations.

CDM 2015: Time to Transition
The HSE has finally unveilled concrete proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) and their supporting Approved Code of Practice (ACoP). In this paper, we discuss the implications of the proposed changes for the industry and what organisations can do to prepare.
Critical Success Factors for Outage Management
Outages rarely run according to plan, budget and present many unforseen events such as injuries, plant defects and the like. This whitepaper explores 5 Critical Success Factor for a cost effective and safe Outage Management.
Emergency Response Plan - Key Learning Points for Wind Power
Having robust emergency plans in place is very important for the WInd Power sector so companies are confident they can deal with an emergency scenario effectively and satisfy their many and varied stakeholders. This paper summarises our lessons learned from applying Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and preparing Emergency Response Plans (ERP) for operating assets that may prove helpful when reviewing your ERP.
Five Reasons Why Risk Assessments Fail
Forward-thinking businesses that derive opportunities from risk have cottoned on to the fact that risk assessments are not an evil necessity of everyday working life, instead it is a recipe that allows the assessment process to reduce direct cost and increase work effectiveness and efficiency simultaneously.
Going Operational - Protecting Assets Post Warranty
As the offshore wind industry continues to mature, the challenges presented by wind farm operation and maintenance (O&M) are rising up the agenda. Until recently, most of the focus has been on development and construction, but figures suggest the UK market for offshore wind O&M services will grow to almost £2 billion by 2025. This brings with it a number of technical, commercial and safety risks – as well as opportunities for O&M service providers. This paper explores how O&M contractual and technical arrangements impact asset management and provides recommendations for asset owners.
Managing Competence
This white paper will provide you with ideas of what competence is, explore the types of competence, differentiate competence management from assurance, and provide some key tips for testing or developing your competence management and assurance systems.
Redesigning Maintenance Management Systems: A Case Study
Traditionally within organisations, occupational safety and health (OSH) are regarded as an independent management process with the primary focus aimed at ensuring compliance. However, using a holistic decision making approach, this white paper demonstrates how the interdependence of organisational systems and OSH performance actually works in a real-life organisation.
The Fallacy of Compliance Training

Why do accident levels remain static despite vast sums of money being spent on safety training? This paper looks at some key issues around training in the high consequence industries, the fallacy associated with using training as a means to demonstrate compliance and the problems with a developing sector. 


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