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Learn about practical, best practice enterprise risk management techniques to identify, understand, and manage risk in mining.
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Integrated Risk Management in Mining Course


Course Description 

Utilising best practice risk management tools and practices across the mining sector and beyond, this course will explore how you can establish an integrated framework in your organisation, using mining case studies and how risk management can become a competitive advantage and support the industry to become more responsible.

You will learn about risk management tools and techniques utilised by a range of disciplines and industries. The tools have been proven to work in mining, together with other sectors such as oil & gas, aviation, healthcare, utilities, agriculture, and finance.

Through clear descriptions of the tools and short case studies of where they have been used, you will be able to compare the pros and cons of these techniques, evaluating each for its viability in your organisation.

Where appropriate, you will be encouraged to explore the flexibility of best practice risk management tools, tailoring them so that they become more useful and deeply embedded in your organisation.


- The risk manager looking for tools and techniques to help pull different risk assessments together into a cohesive whole.


- A shift supervisor looking for a fresh approach to risk assessments that will engage your team and encourage them to use the tools.


- The health and safety manager interested in how to utilise risk management to help build a safer culture.


- The environmental manager looking for tools to enhance your environmental impact assessment.


- The social manager searching for integrated tools through which stakeholders' material risks can be represented.

- Front line through to Board members and those looking to refresh or build their enterprise risk management framework and process.



- Understanding the context and scope of your risk assessments: the extended enterprise model.


- Identifying risks based on requirements from safety, environment, social, engineering, finance, legal, as well as all other stakeholder areas.


- Risk analysis and evaluation techniques such as the 10-minute risk bow-tie, risk impact and action matrices, root cause analysis, failure mode events analysis,


- What is a real control?  Controls and critical controls.


- Risk owners versus control owners - how do we really manage our risks?


- Monitoring the status of our risks: key risk indicators and leading indicators.


—Jordyn Aitken, HSE Systems Manager ALLTECH

"I never expected an online training to be so energetic and interactive, but I didn’t feel at all like we were missing anything by not being in a classroom. So many great takeaways for me (as is evidenced by my copious notes taken), and I leave the training feeling inspired with plenty of food for thought. Really brilliant training, and I wish I’d taken it sooner! So thanks to you all for everything."

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Meet one of the trainers


Dr Sarah Gordon is passionate about both risk management and training.  No matter where she is delivering her training courses, be it in the heart of the Congo or in the Satarla Training Centre in London, they are always energetic, informative and fun.  


Sarah started out as an Exploration Geologist, working for one of the world’s largest mining companies.  Lucky enough to have lived and worked in countries like Canada, Brazil, South Africa and the UK, she moved from Geology into Safety & Sustainability and then Risk Management. 


In 2014, Sarah co-founded Satarla with two other risk management experts:  Laura Mallabone (Engineer) and Tankiso Moloi (Accountant).  Together, they have built Satarla to the 75-strong (and counting!) Associates of today, based all around the world.  


Satarla is passionate about making risk management real and practical.  Our three focal points of Risk Management Training, Consultancy and Research enable Satarla to constantly challenge best practice within risk management and ensure all advice given is based on experience.


Sarah is an accredited trainer and course designer for the Institute of Risk Management, Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London, Associate Researcher at the University of Johannesburg, Chair for Foreign and External Affairs at the Geological Society of London and the CEO of Satarla.


- Understanding why mining companies make use of risk management, how we manage risk in mining and what we can learn from other sectors.


- ​Exploring what risk assessment looks like in different parts of the organisation.  e.g. front line tool box talk; project; board room.


​- Engage your stakeholders through risk workshops (including the use of facilitation tools to identify, analyse and assess risks)


- Provide clarity on how to develop, implement, monitor and review risk controls.


- Developing and using risk appetite and tolerance.  Applying this to case studies such as tailings dams.


- Learning to embed risk within standard reporting and how to create a risk report that means something.


- Establishing a framework to implement a comprehensive risk management system, including roles and responsibilities, policies, procedures and system guides


- Providing a future vision on risk management and the main means of development for it based on the current global context within mining and beyond.






We have teams and clients based all over the world, from London to Johannesburg, Sydney, Santiago and Vancouver.

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