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Every day, organizations are faced with issues of safety, risk, and liability.  Children may be injured on playgrounds.  Buildings may be affected by fires or floods.  Employees may be harmed by chemicals.  It’s impossible to completely eliminate all the potential hazards in the world, but you can work towards preventing injuries, protecting property, and reducing liability.

This practice is known as risk management.  It’s a strategic process that typically involves five important steps:

  • Identify and describe the risks your organization faces
  • Analyze the risks, identifying their frequency and priority
  • Evaluate the risks by ranking and prioritizing them
  • Control the process by implementing processes and training
  • Monitor and review the risk going forward

Meet our Loss Control & Risk Management Expert

Alan Kavanaugh

Director of Loss Control & Risk Management, CRM, CCPI, Member of NFPA

Since 1986 Alan Kavanaugh has provided various risk management services to pulp mills, sawmills, school districts, school divisions and municipalities throughout western Canada and the Yukon Territory.

Alan Kavanaugh has specialized training and experience in fire protection system analysis, playground audits, and workshops, IA technology shop and science lab conformance audits, as well as in the development of OH&S safety plans and fire safety plans.

With Alan’s experience and knowledge, he can help you set up a full inspection program for all of your assets utilizing up-to-date technological advances in on-site digital inspection formats with the CityReporter™ platform.

Alan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. He holds the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) certification through the Global Risk Management Institute Inc. and is a Canadian Certified Playground Inspector (CCPI) through the Canadian Playground Safety Institute.

Services Provided

I have known Mr. Kavanaugh since 2001 in a professional context in which his company has supplied us with risk management assessment services of our district facilities. In my experience, Mr. Kavanaugh has provided a professional level of service, responding to our needs in a timely and proactive manner.  Additionally, he has always been available on short notice to play a consultative role in emergent or challenging issues. His manner is friendly, supportive, collegial and professional and I have no hesitation in recommending both Alan and Risk Management Service.

Ed HildebrandtSchool District 54 (Bulkley Valley)

Since June of 2004, I have worked in the Facilities Department of the Coast Mountains School District.  My duties include acting as the contact person for Alan and attending any inspections conducted by him. I have always found Alan to be prompt and professional.  Alan is thorough in his inspections and always makes his findings clear and easy to understand.  Inspection reports from Alan are also clear and concise in their presentation and any questions that I have had have promptly taken care of. Working with Alan has been a pleasure and I have no reservations in recommending their services.

Mark MargerisonCoast Mountain School District #82

The City of Prince George has had a great working relationship with Mr. Alan Kavanaugh for the past number of years. Al is very thorough in his work and he takes the time to make sure we are doing things properly. This past summer Al put on a one-day clinic for our maintenance crews on playground inspections, which was very well attended and enjoyed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Al and his services to anyone, his combination of knowledge and customer service is second to none.

Sean LeBrunSupervisor - Parks & Solid Waste - City Of Prince George

Get in touch if your organization requires risk management consulting!