Brought to you by:

Risk management recognised at RM Advancer Awards 

Vero and GIO have announced the winners of the 15th edition of the RM Advancer Awards, which celebrate best practices in risk management. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services won the commercial category for implementing a fleet risk management strategy across the organisation, delivering significant drops in frequency and severity of incidents. 

Melbourne Royal, the not-for-profit overseeing the annual agricultural show, took the honours in the SME category for designing a formalised risk management framework addressing the unique challenges associated with operating multiple events across an extensive site. 

In the workers’ compensation and public liability category, Oak Possibility was rewarded for implementing an injury prevention program for its workforce supporting customers with a wide range of physical, emotional and medical needs. 

The RM Advancer Awards, which returned after a hiatus due to the covid pandemic, were held at the Metropolis Events Centre in Melbourne. 

Suncorp Group Commercial EGM David Hoffmann says the past few years have been difficult for many companies as they have managed a wide array of risk factors across an unpredictable time.  

“Given the challenges companies and their people were faced with, it’s important we recognise and celebrate the effective risk practices that were executed over this time, and we feel we did just that on our awards night,” he said. 

“We have three truly deserving winners this year and one common theme that undeniably stood out to the judges was the innovative approach to tackle their own unique set of risk management challenges.” 

Each category winner was awarded up to $2000 to contribute towards risk management related training or development.