TL12 Project – Risks Identified

The Following is an extract from the Timor Leste 2012 Project. It list the risks that were identified by the team for that project. This is a youth led project (8 Teenagers) with two adults that are there to support the youth team. From this list each risk was assessed, controls put in place and written up in the Risk Management Plan for the project.

Identify Fundamental Risks

The identification of risks was conducted during a team meeting with all participants involved. The whole team was briefed on the Risk Management process and has had an active role in developing the final document. The following broad risks were identified during the risk management process:

Risk to Objectives:

(1)          Failure to provide adequate recreational activities;

(2)          Failure to provide youth leadership opportunities;

(3)          Failure to support youth leadership;

(4)          Failure to participants to commit the project and their roles;

(5)          Failure to prepare the participants with the required skills to complete the community project;

(6)          Failure to provide appropriate Community Project;

(7)          Failure of participants to approach the project with an open mind;

(8)          Failure to provide team members with new cultural experiences;

(9)          Failure to maintain group harmony;

(10)      Failure to reach minimum number of team members;

(11)      Failure to communicate effectively within the team;

(12)      Failure to provide adequate supervision and leadership;

(13)      Failure to Communicate with Australian Families; and

(14)      The failure to set and apply team rules.

Environment Risks:

(1)          Failure to manage rubbish and waste products;

(2)          Failure to manage human waste; and

(3)          Failure to manage the carbon foot print.

Legal Risks:

(1)          Failure to comply with all appropriate laws and regulations; and

(2)          A participant losses their passport.

Resource Risks:

(1)          Failure to Manage Finances;

(2)          Failure to transfer sufficient project funds to Timor Leste;

(3)          Loss or stolen cash;

(4)          Failure to maintain expenses within budget (including unauthorised spending);

(5)          Failure to plan for surplus funds;

(6)          Failure to management of change of itinerary or movement delays;

(7)          Failure to provide opportunities for team members to fundraise required funds for the individual contribution;

(8)          Failure of participants to pay their individual contribution;

(9)          Failure to find a female leader;

(10)      Failure to access special diets supplies;

(11)      Failure to access clothes washing facilities;

(12)      Failure to provide adequate amenities and accommodation;

(13)      Failure to manage transport and movements; and

(14)      Failure to obtain first aid supplies.

Health, Safety and Security Risks:

(1)          Failure to maintain safety, security & shelter;

(2)          Failure to maintain safe food & water;

(3)          Failure to maintain participant welfare;

(4)          Failure to maintain personal hygiene;

(5)          Failure to appropriately manage personal relationships;

(6)          Failure to provide adequate first aid and injury management;

(7)          Failure to manage consequences of a lost or separated team member;

(8)          Kidnapping of team members;

(9)          Failure to manage Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) on the project site;

(10)      Failure to manage consequences of a natural disaster; and

(11)      Failure to maintain team safety during civil unrest;

Risks to Reputation:

(1)          Failure to adequately manage media engagements;

(2)          Failure to maintain good image and reputation of Scouts & Australia;

(3)          Failure to establish and maintain an effective relationship with the local community;

(4)          Failure to develop a knowledge of the local customs;

(5)          Failure to meet community expectations; and

(6)          Failure to avoid international incidents.


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