Sword Active Risk presents Downer with Innovation Award for risk management

Maidenhead - 9 October 2015

Sword Active Risk has awarded Downer an Innovation Award for its outstanding approach to risk management in its business practices across the organisation. The award was presented to Downer, at Sword Active Risk’s recent ARM User Conference held during September in Sydney. Downer’s Rail division uses Active Risk Manager (ARM) to manage safety and risk for all of its freight and passenger rail projects. Active Risk Manager underpins Downer’s safety, health, risk, environment and quality (SHREQ) framework to improve the management of all risks that impact rail safety performance. The company’s SHREQ approach applies contemporary risk management strategies to the identification of safety risks that are connected to key business operations and functions.

Jason Breton, General Manager, Risk & Regulatory Affairs at Downer, said: “We are proud to receive this Innovation award from amongst many of our industry peers. It serves to recognise

our holistic approach to risk management across all of our key business operations and functions. At the heart of that approach we have developed the first Australian ‘live’ risk register that operates across disciplines, is enterprise-wide and national.”

Keith Ricketts, VP of Marketing at Sword Active Risk stated; “Our Innovation Award is a discretionary award that recognizes exceptional effort and merit. Downer has won this award for its outstanding approach to risk management across the organization. Downer’s unique framework and application of ARM demonstrates how risk is central to their business and the service that they provide to customers. We are seeing many of our customers now embracing risk management cultures across their business operations and this award serves to highlight Downer’s lead in this important and growing area.”

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