Our recent ARM User Conference in Sydney was a great opportunity to meet with customers and find out more about some of the work that you are doing in the field. Understanding about your businesses and the challenges that you face helps us to provide support during your project implementations and feedback development ideas for the future.


We know that many of you champion a risk management culture in your organisations and that your businesses are really seeing the benefits of adopting such an approach. Which is why we were particularly pleased to present our new Innovation Award at the conference to the team at Downer Rail for their outstanding approach to risk management in their business practices across their organization.


Ali Sawtell, receiving the Innovation Award on behalf of Downer from Tony Mullen
Ali Sawtell, receiving the Innovation Award on behalf of Downer from Tony Mullen.


What exactly is the Innovation Award and why Downer?
As risk practitioners you already understand the value of risk management and how it can support all business operations. The Innovation Award is a discretionary award that we feel recognizes this thinking in practice with exceptional effort and merit.


We felt that Downer’s outstanding approach to risk management across the organization is worthy of this accolade. Downer has implemented a unique framework and application of ARM that underlines how risk is central to their business and the service that they provide to customers. It enables them to manage safety, health, risk, environment and quality risks that impact rail safety performance.


This unique, holistic approach is a great example of how contemporary risk management strategies can be applied to benefit the whole business – a message that I think needs to be heard at the highest levels within an organization.


You can read more about Downer’s approach to risk management in the Downer case study, or contact us to find out how ARM can promote a risk culture in your business.

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