Understanding and Managing Risk in FM

1-day course: 11 May, 2017

Venue: Westgate Business District, 24 Preciziei Blvd., Building H5, Groundfloor

About the course:

This one day course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles, techniques and methodologies of risk management in a range of scenarios and the Facilities Manager’s role in business continuity planning and disaster recovery.

At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Assess potential risks relevant to FM operations
• Develop risk registers and other management tools to help monitor and control risks effectively
• Raise the profile of good practice in risk management, including effective Health & Safety
• Recognise the need for robust Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans, and how to develop them
• Understand good practice in responding to incidents and problems, and how to learn the lessons for better risk control.

Course content:

Session 1: Understanding Risk in Facilities Management
• 1.1 The principles of risk analysis
• 1.2 The specific areas in which these principles are used
• 1.3 Specific risks considering likelihood and impact using quantitative or qualitative methods

Session 2: Understanding Risk Management
• 2.1 The principles of risk management
• 2.2 The specific areas in which these principles are used

Session 3: The five steps to risk assessment in the management of health and safety at work
• 3.1 Five steps to risk assessment
• 3.2 How the risk assessment process is used for good health and safety practices in the workplace

Session 4: Understanding How Risks are Managed
• 4.1 The sources of risks for which Facilities Managers are responsible.
• 4.2 The techniques that may be used to manage risks from these different sources

Session 5: Minimising and Reducing Risks
• 5.1 The principles and benefits of risk minimisation in a range of facilities management scenarios.
• 5.2 The extent to which risk could be mitigated, reduced or transferred in different scenarios.

Session 6: Understanding Business Continuity Planning
• 6.1 A business continuity plan and the role of facilities management in its implementation
• 6.2 How services can be restored to ensure the business can continue to operate
• 6.3 Monitoring and updating the effectiveness of the business continuity plan

Session 7: Understanding incident management and disaster recovery
• 7.1 The principles of the disaster recovery plan
• 7.2 Managing incidents, emergencies and disasters

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance which is recognized under the BIFM Continuing Professional Development Framework.

How to attend

Please fill in the following form and sent it at office@rabo.org.ro, or call 021.403.41.20.


310 Euro+VAT for RABO Members

355 Euro+VAT for non-members

The course trainer:

Ian Cramp BSc, C.Eng, MIET, MBIFM

Ian Cramp is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Facilities Management Consultant. He has extensive experience both in the design of building services and the many aspects of Facilities Management, especially Hard FM.

In 1974 he joined Courtaulds in Coventry where he was responsible for variable speed drives and UPS systems in the textile industry. He was also responsible for the completion of the design and commissioning of a complex 1 million sqft factory in Northern Ireland.

In 1981 he was appointed by WS Atkins as Chief Electrical Engineer where he produced the electrical designs on prestige projects ranging from the Land Rover factory in Solihull to the Birmingham Airport development including terminal buildings, airfield lighting and taxiway control systems.

He later became Head of Hard FM and Security for ICI plc in London where he was responsible for all aspects of technical services and security for a major corporate.

His expertise in facilities management has continued to grow and, as a Director of Sigma FM UK Ltd, which he founded in 2000, he has advised a number of major public and private organisations. He regularly undertakes audits of clients’ premises and many of these are headquarters buildings.

Ian is very experienced as a lecturer and trainer and has coached groups of all sizes ranging from school children to air traffic controllers. He has presented a number of public lectures. He is a senior lecturer for the British Institute of Facilities Management. He is also a Senior Assessor and Tutor for BIFM Level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications.

He has been Chairman of the South East Midlands Centre and Vice Chairman of the South Midlands Centre of the IET and has been a member of several committees.