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Lunch and Learn: Understanding risk - An engineer's guide, webinar

  • Webinar
  • 07 June 2018
  • 13:00 - 13:45
Lunch and Learn: Understanding risk - An engineer's guide, webinar

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Join industry leaders in risk management to update your understanding. David Hirst and Belinda Oldfield will explore the differing interpretations of risk which create ambiguity and misunderstanding. Improved understanding of current thinking about risk is critical for engineers and this online event provides a powerful methodology and invaluable toolkit which helps ensure effective risk management.

This webinar explores how different interpretations impact the work of civil engineers and how recent crises and disasters have driven legislation that shapes the commercial, legal and social environment in which we operate.

Learn how to categorise, quantify, analyse and mitigate different types of risk and discover how understanding risk and defining uncertainty helps develop a more effective prioritisation and decision-making framework.

This session will help you understand the critical importance of a thorough assessment of risk to consider how (apparently) un-related risks could be correlated. Crises and disasters can often be traced back to a combination of human actions (or inactions) systems failing and external circumstances.

Engineers can apply their training and experience through the tools, techniques and systems offered by risk management to more effectively manage risk in the environment.


Belinda Oldfield

Belinda Oldfield

Belinda Oldfield FICE CEng MBA is a General Manager with Scottish Water which supplies over 5 million customers across the mainland and islands of Scotland. She has 25 years' experience in civil engineering and investment delivery roles with deep experience of corporate risk management, leading and driving a new risk management approach and culture across the business.

Belinda is a non-executive Director with Highlands & Islands Enterprise whose purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Scottish highlands and islands and chairs the Institute of Water Scottish Committee.

David Hirst FICE CEng MBA

David Hirst

David is an independent risk consultant with over 20 years' experience of managing risks across the energy markets and in the construction of major infrastructure assets. He is managing director of Ainsty Risk, a UK based energy and risk consultancy that he founded in 2008.

Prior to this he was Head of Strategic and Operational Risk for RWE npower and Head of Credit and Market risk for Drax Power, and undertook his graduate training with Kier. David is the ICE Chair of the ICE / ICES Management Panel, the ICE / IFoA Risk Group and the Regional Advisory Board in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Event venue

Online via WebEx
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]