By its very nature, the risks impacting on every business are highly dynamic. Strategic and operational risk exposure combined with new disruptive business models means that it has never been more important to be able to anticipate and respond to any change in the risk landscape.

At Forge Risk, we see these rapidly-changing and complex risks as opportunities for businesses to drive efficiencies, innovation and continual improvement.

Our reports and legal & technical updates provide insight into the main risk and regulatory issues impacting on organisations. We welcome feedback and comments on all these issues.


Recent Reports

Wind Energy: A Safe Investment?

Special Briefing providing an overview for investors (existing and new) to understand how to take a proportionate and risk-based account of Health & Safety issues Looks at: 1. How to understand the investment risk profile 2. Due diligence enquiries to consider before you invest 3. What good governance looks like after you have invested 4. Future risks & “health warnings” to look out for. To receive a full copy please send details to info@forge-risk.co.uk

Risk Matters 01:2019 – Risk, regulation & standards update

Our regular update on risk, regulation and standards. The editorial focus is health and safety in renewables, construction and asset management. This edition includes updates and opinion on topics including: 2019: Hopes & Expectations; Safety Theories & Models; Brexit updates; Transformer/Switchgear Safety; Lifting operations; Statistics G+/HSE/NWA; Sector Updates (G+, GWO); Events updates.

Health & Safety: Standardisation in the Wind Sector

This paper support the presentation given at Wind Europe 2018. It looks at the opportunities standards and harmonisation can play for the wind sector. The paper sets out: 1.)  A basic understanding of the role, application and use of standards; 2.) Contextualisation of the risks and opportunities of standardisation; 3.) The principles of applying a risk-based approach to standardisation; 4.) A summary of priority areas for standardisation in the wind sector; and 5.) A postscript acknowledging current geo-political challenges and opportunities.

Risk Matters 02:2018 – Risk, regulation & standards update

Our regular update on risk, regulation and standards. The editorial focus is health and safety in renewables, construction and asset management. This edition includes updates and opinion on topics including: Wind turbine life extension; H&S Standardisation in Wind; HSE Safety Alerts; BREXIT Stop Press; Electronic Permits in Wind; IEC & ISO updates; Onshore Health & Safety & H&S Case Studies. Most topics covered as part of our Executive H&S & 45001 specialist briefings

Risk Matters 01:2018 – Risk, regulation & standards update

Our regular update on risk, regulation and standards. The editorial focus is health and safety in renewables, construction and asset management. This edition includes updates and opinion on topics including: MAIB Report Wind CTV: Catastrophic engine failure; Risk Opinion: Opportunities, thoughts and nudges; UK Supreme Court ruling on enforcement notices; CDM: Application to Maintenance in Wind Energy; Technical Standards updates (ISO 45001; ISO 31000; IEC 61400-30). Most topics covered as part of our Executive H&S & 45001 specialist briefings

CDM: Application to Maintenance in Wind Energy

Article discusses the  application of CDM to the wind sector. Sets out safety outcomes for good projects; legal duties applying to maintenance; regulatory opinion and practical advice for managing maintenance & construction activities. Includes update on important updates related to construction and the wind sector (e.g. HSE Sector Plans, Industry Standards; ISO 45001).

Risk Matters 03:2017 – Risk, regulation & standards update

Our regular update on risk, regulation and standards. The editorial focus is health and safety in renewables, construction and asset management. This edition includes updates and opinion on topics including: “Robin Rigg” Supreme Court Judgement, Cost Reduction – Safety Check, Risk Opinion: Embracing Failure, HSE Board Updates & Sector Plans, OHS Disclosures & Updates, Risk Focus: Take back control, Technical Standards updates. Most topics covered as part of our Executive H&S Briefings.

Risk Matters 02:2017 – Risk, regulation & standards update

Our regular update on risk, regulation and standards. The editorial focus is health and safety in renewables, construction and asset management. This edition includes updates and opinion on topics including Fire Safety, Competence, CDM, FFI, Legal Privilege, HSE Updates & Alerts, 45001, G+ Statistics. Most topics covered at our Legal & Standards update 10th Oct 2017 – London.

Electrical Energy Storage (EES): Safety – Risks & Regulation

Updated article summarising the state of play regarding health and safety risks & regulation for EES technologies. Includes new EES Project Checklist. It also sets out areas needed to improve the safety resilience essential to manage EES risks including: 1. Enhanced risk assessments 2. More effective due diligence 3. Improved knowledge 4.Suitable risk communications

Forge Alert – 24/7 HSE Support

Our experience in crisis management and the complexities of regulatory investigations has demonstrated that the first few hours & days following an incident are the most critical  in protecting liabilities and demonstrating a responsible  image of the business. Check out our new 24/7 service to support operational staff, in-house legal departments and senior management teams including the Board to see how we can help.