You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow. George W. Bush
The usual expression is “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”, and it also holds true with hidden operational risks and inefficiencies. Therefore, the Safety and Loss Prevention Audit, or in fact, when risks that remain undetected or are detected too late reveal themselves, comes with a price tag and at times a sharp price tag that is. It can even trigger crises at operating unit level or even at corporate level.
Safety and Loss Prevention Audit as we know it, is a precise and accurate snapshot at agreed time intervals, giving a clear picture of enterprise operation in terms of standards, procedures, practices, and controls. Such audits are proven very instrumental in providing hard facts and data to management along with recommendations on any corrective actions that need to be taken and changes to be made.
In managing business risks, we know there are two kinds of change; incremental change – the process of linear evolution, and discontinuous change – the large-scale cataclysmic change that shakes up “business as usual”. COVID-19 is a case of discontinuous change as a major and sudden global event that drastically alters lives, relationships, and business alike.
In this COVID-19 era there are businesses hanging by a thin line battling to survive the pandemic. One mistake, or one weak spot could even mean sudden, certain death.
In this new era, new risks lurking in the shadows, sooner than later need to be brought to light.
In this new era, every one of us has felt the impact of drastic changes in the way we interact, transact business, and generally go about our lives while the pandemic has left businesses and governments to grapple with a perplexing collection of supply-chain and logistical disruptions.
Companies will likely need to focus on developing more resilient supply chains and attempting to recover in ways that meet their sustainability targets. More than anything, pandemic-era innovations will reshape life for a long time to come.
Some decades ago, the Canadian visionary Marshall McLuhan made the statement that “we drive into the future looking in the rear-view mirror”.
In the new COVID-19 era, well tested methods of the past just belong to the past.
Safety and loss prevention audit isn’t just about dutifully filling the blanks in a spreadsheet template anymore. Auditing for safety and loss prevention it is not a once a year or more often once in a blue moon process. It is an ongoing consistent evaluation of company standards, operating procedures and internal controls.
Inertia – the tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged, has been hardwired in our brains. Executives coming face to face with the need for change they “explain” that people resist change and hastily go to the next meeting.
All in all, all things considered, please do give us a call. We will welcome all your questions and even if we do not have all the answers right on the spot, we will get back to you by return.
Perhaps we might work together, bringing your weak operational spots to light, to prevent and/or reduce your exposure to risk — “the devil you don’t know”.
You can base your future success on our past performance.
We have a track record to be proud of – fine quality service in whatever we do.
And we put ourselves on the line trying to mitigate your risks.
So that you can trust us. We have a reputation to lose.