Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has designed and built an inflatable pool for use in open waterways. The Inflatable Pool is a 6-lane by 25-metre pool with a mesh bottom, that sits on open water. It is intended to be portable and adaptable to a variety of open waterways including inland waterways (rivers, lakes) and the beach. LSV want to see more people learning to swim, enjoying the water and being safe in open water ways; and the Inflatable Pool is an innovation being piloted to bridge the gap between swimming at a pool and in open water. LSV is leading the way in developing innovative and practical solutions for people accessing open waterways safely and Risk Intelligence has supported this important community project through the development of a dynamic Risk Management Framework so that the Inflatable Pool can be used in many and varied locations.
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In June 2020, Surf Life Saving NSW announced that they were commissioning an independent review into how the organisation develops deeper and more meaningful interactions, interdependencies, and presence within the broader Emergency Services Framework. The Review, conducted by Risk Intelligence, gives particular attention to how each of the various levels of the SLSNSW Emergency Response System operate within the broader NSW Emergency Service Framework. We evaluated SLSNSW’s position and maturity within the Emergency Management Framework against other state entities. The Review’s final report provides recommendations that range from improvements to operational systems and enhancements to training through to significant strategic changes to the structural framework within the organisation. It is anticipated the report will provide the organisation with opportunities to engage and provide Government a clear ‘blueprint’ for future engagement.
We travelled down to Warrnambool on the west coast of Victoria to support Life Saving Victoria at their 2020 Junior State Championships, where more than 1,500 kids competed for medals. During a windy and cool long weekend, we supported LSV with training of their Safety and Emergency Management Officers for their state events, covering off on risk identification and mitigation, intelligent decision making and incident leadership. We were set to return to Lorne two weeks later to do it all again at their Senior Championships but this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This was a great community event that encouraged the residents and workers around inner Sydney to go out and support Sydney’s social scene. The American Express Delicious Month Out offered experiences and events across Sydney with a different pop-up location each Thursday evening during March 2020. The precincts – Pitt Street Mall, Surry Hills and Potts Point – created a hub of activity to draw people to the area. Revellers enjoyed live entertainment, special offers and celebrity appearances as each precinct came to life. It wasn’t without its challenges for the Risk Intelligence team, with heavy rain testing the Pitt Street event and then the Potts Point event was cancelled due to mass gathering restrictions imposed due to Coronavirus.
A 50 tonne concrete pontoon, with a semi-trailer and a shipping container, a full DJ platform and up to a 100 people – all floating on Darling Harbour. What could possibly go wrong? The F45 Playoffs is one of the most demanding fitness programs in the world. Our team worked with the event managers – Sold out Event Management – to bring the F45 Playoffs to Sydney. Risk Intelligence undertook extensive risk assessments and then monitored risk control measures to ensure their effectiveness. This enabled F45 to reach new and exciting thresholds for extreme sport!
The sport was rocked by the tragic loss of a competitor at their national championships in 2010 and again in 2012. Our Managing Director was requested to lead a full review of risk, safety, emergency management and rescue operations. This has resulted in the implementation of benchmark procedures that now allows the sport to provide a safe but challenging event. These procedures have now been in other surf sport events such as the Coolangatta Gold and the Nutri-Grain IronSeries.
Dragon Boats NSW take a proactive approach to improve the risk profiles and safety mechanisms of their events. We’ve developed an editable Safety Management Guide that details procedures and protocols to ensure health and safety risks are minimized so far as is reasonably practicable as part of DBNSW’s risk management planning and its duty under the workplace health and safety legislation. This Guide can be used for large championships right through to local club regattas. More recently, we’ve supported the Board and CEO of DBNSW in the development of a quality “Return to Sport” Plan in readiness of the ease of COVID-19 restrictions. This will get their members back on the water safely!
February is the Month of Love and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority engaged members of our team to provide a full risk and safety service for the duration of the event. The team created a risk profile and provided emergency response services that allowed the community to row 20 boats around Cockle Bay every evening.