Risk Management

Risk Control and Mitigation

How risky is your company?


“The industry has for a long time been dominated by legends whose biggest claim to fame is generally putting out fires they lit themselves! Good Risk Management means you avoid lighting the fires.” – Tutor, Trevor Kempton”

The problem

Often you only start thinking about risk management after a series of disasters, never after the first – which is typically explained as just a ‘one-off’.

It can take some time to accept that the disasters might reflect an ongoing risk specific to you business.

Your first response to a series of disasters is often tactical and attempts to deal with the issues in a localised way. Almost invariably such tactics will only treat the immediate symptoms and may transfer problems to another part of the business.

Professionals wrongly identify risk and seize a solution, which after development has not only added a range of new initially unforeseen risks, but also done nothing to eliminate the original risk and added considerable cost. This is the norm for an industry that performs best by putting out the fires it’s lit itself!

The Academy Risk Control and Mitigation course sets out the benefits offered by a “whole of enterprise” strategic risk management framework as well as covering the fundamentals of treating risk.


What am I going to learn?
  • How to understand your organisation’s perspective and tolerance to risk using a ‘Risk Exposure Calculator’
  • The set of risk management tools that should be integrated as business and project management tools
  • The fundamental disciplines needed to recognise risk, its potential impacts and how to respond with rational management decisions
  • The collateral benefits associated with good risk management
  • How to make rational management decisions
  • The tools to build an organisational response to risk
  • How to understand the human element in risk analysis i.e. how to deal with 5 different responses from 5 different experts
  • How to create risk response efficiency curves so that you choose the optimum risk mitigation
Optimism drives companies to bankruptcy – Understand your organization’s Risk Tolerance by completing the ‘Risk Exposure Calculator


“The lecturers thorough knowledge of the risk management lead to a great thought provoking day, it was great to have the speaker from NZ strong there plus interesting examples helped get all the points across. As a result of this module I will do a risk management identification at the start of each project – it’s the best way to get to know the project.”
Maggie, NZTA

“This module has changed the way I price work!!”
Tim, MCC


Why choose The Academy Risk Management?

It’s enjoyable!

Trevor says “they liked the stories and they liked the manner they are delivered”. TESTIMONIAL

Immediately applicable…

If you want to understand risk management you can read “””” by””””, but The Academy supplies you with kernels of Risk Management knowledge that are practical and immediately applicable. The very next day you can instigate what you’ve learnt.

Designed for you…

The Academy Risk Management course benefits anyone who is involved in creating the built environment; whether it’s conceiving and designing, constructing, or asset maintenance. The Academy Risk analysis skills reach from concept to operation and are demonstrated through real industry examples.

War stories shared…

The course value is demonstrated through real industry examples, where you are encouraged to share your personal experiences – bring along an example to ensure you get maximum value.

Presented by an industry leader…

The Tutor, Trevor Kempton, uses real case studies selected from his 40 years of direct industry experience to provide a strong practical context for the module.

He is the recently retired CEO of Naylor Love (he took the helm for 10 years). In that time the company transformed from a regional player into a leading national construction company. This was due to his drive for continuous improvement through performance measurement and management.