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Customized Corporate Risk Management

We help companies develop their management systems to effectively control risk and reduce organizational harm.

Harm to people, harm to the environment and loss of corporate reputation are among the many problems that companies who operate in threatening environments face.

We don’t claim to provide quick-fix solutions to complex problems. What we do is provide your company with the capability to implement mindful risk management strategies and processes.

We advocate risk management from the top down. It is our view that organizational harm is the result of poor decision making, including the failure to implement the necessary controls to avoid loss.

We offer executives, managers and professionals a proven set of principles and problem solving tools. Most importantly, we teach people to use these tools, as we know that a better education allows for better and more competent decision making.

What We Can Do

Whether you are a large corporation or a small company, we are able to work with you to help you manage risk within your organization. We can:

  • Educate management and professionals, and give them the skills to manage risk and reduce organizational harm.
  • Provide ongoing support to assist management with implementing changes that are suited to the culture, goals and direction of your company

We offer a range of workshops to companies, and can also tailor workshops to specific requirements.

We are able to deliver the following university courses in workshop format: Minerals Industry Risk Management (MINE7033), Mine Occupational Health and Safety Management (MINE7041), Incident Investigation and Analysis (MINE7042).

Human Centred Design in the Resources Industry - These workshops allow you to develop the skills to understand and manage ergonomic and human factor challenges within your area of the resources sector.

To inquire about how SMI-MISHC can tailor an option for your company, please contact:

SMI-MISHC Education
Phone: +61 7 3346 3015
Fax: +61 7 3346 4067
Email: education@mishc.uq.edu.au

Human-Centred Design in the Resources Industry

Workshops designed to allow you to develop the skills to understand and manage ergonomic and human factor challenges within your area of the resources sector.

Human-Centred Design ( incorporating ergonomics ands human factors)  is focussed on improving human performance by integrating the abilities and limitations of people during the design of work, workplaces, equipment and tools. Achieving human-centred design during the design of equipment and technologies in the resources industry will improve productivity, safety and health for those who work in the industry and the surrounding communities. Hazardous manual tasks exist in almost every area of the workplace. Correctly understanding what is a hazardous manual task, and undertaking an effective risk assessment using up-to-date assessment tools and software provides the basis for determining potential effective control measure implementation. It also provides the framework for subsequent evaluation of the effectiveness of the implemented measures to control unwanted human harm. Human-centred design requires the involvement of operators, maintainers and other stakeholders throughout the design, development and implementation of equipment or technology.

People: understanding of the characteristics, capabilities, limitations and experiences of people who operate, maintain, and support the facility

Work: Nature of the work involved

Work organisation: How the work is organised

Equipment: The design of the equipment and technology used

Environment: The work environment including climate, lighting, noise and exposure to health hazards

Workshops can be customised to match specific company needs in both content and duration of the workshop.

The aims of the workshops are for participants to gain:

  • an appreciation of the importance of human-centred design
  • an understanding of a range of human-centred design topics related to the design of resource industry work; and
  • experience in the use of selected human-centred design tools and techniques.

For further information contact: Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick,  Professor of Human Factors 

 M: +61 401 714 511  |  E: r.burgesslimerick@uq.edu.au


The Master of Mineral Resources (Minerals Industry Risk Management) will no longer be offered to incoming students.

In 2015, the Sustainable Minerals Institute launched an cross-discipline, innovative new award program,Master of the Responsible Resource Development, to help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector. The program is built around two common core courses, engaging directly with the sustainable development agenda at both the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level. The program structure gives students the opportunity to take further courses in one of three thematic areas: health and safety, environment, and community relations. Students continuing to the Master Degree level will complete their program with a supervised thesis.