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Risk and Win! by John Harvey Murray

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CHAPTER 8

Examples and Illustrations

These final chapters give some examples, old and new, of how, and especially how not, to manage risks.

These are taken from personal experience, public information, and hearsay.

Controls that Do Not Control Anything

I have often come across the kind of thinking that introduces or maintains controls regardless of their effectiveness.

  • Money bags. Carrying cash in a box or bag obviously made for the purpose acts as an advert to thieves.
  • Matting under climbing frames. The better the landing surface, the more daring the children will be, and the more injuries will occur, and the more likely it is that parents will blame the owners of the facility.
  • IT controls. Many controls in IT departments serve only to shift ...

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