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Safety Training & Risk Management
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." - Warren Buffett, Investment Entrepreneur
The Enigma Group's principal consultant, Vincent Van Der Zee, has more than twenty five years of experience working in the Outdoor Education Field. He has played a pivotal role in the establishment of industry associations and the development of industry common practice, safety guidelines and instructor training and assesment.

His breadth of experience in Australia, the USA and Europe ranges across residential and wilderness camping programs. It extends to a range of activities including rockclimbing, ropes course, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, sailing, caving, skiing, bushwalking, vertical and swiftwater rescue. He has worked in the field with primary and secondary students, military and police personel, young offenders, youth at risk and corporate clients at all levels.
After selling his outdoor training company; Serendipity Outdoors, in 1997, Vince has worked as a consultant to numerous organisation to support their staff training and risk management needs. This work has included:
Instructor training and assesment,
Facility safety audits,
Policy & Proceduers Review,
Equipment inspection and reporting,
Facilitated hazard identification and risk management processes,
Site assesment & reporting,
Climbing & Abseiling Anchor placement,
Development of integrated evacuation plans,
Design and facilitate incident response simulations,

If you are beginning to formalise your risk management strategy, or simply want some feedback about your existing practice, on or off the record, give us a call.
If you need to align the skills of your staff, review current practice or clarify issues that seem unclear, we can help.
Our belief is that documentation and compliance is only part of the puzzle when it comes to minimising risk for staff and clients. The rest of the puzzle sits in; engagement, ownership and deliberate, consious decision making to develop judgement. Our approach seeks to draw out the best solution from your staff, rather than come to preach the policy or procedure developed in a different context or application.

"Even a correct decision is wrong when it was taken too late." - Lee Iacocca

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