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High-Performance Crisis Management

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

High-Performance Crisis Management

In our latest blog, Dave Rouse, Response Manager, talks about why New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is unarguably one of the most effective crisis leaders of recent times.

We then highlight the three components needed to combine and work in harmony for world-class crisis management teams to achieve high performance.

Interview with Chris Battaglia from Focus Wildlife

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Interview with Chris Battaglia from Focus Wildlife

In this interview, Chris talks about the risk of a lack of oiled wildlife responders in the next generation and how the GOWRS service is helping address this by bringing more sustainability and resilience to the wildlife response community.

Q&A with Rosie Buse, Principal Consultant on OSRL’s Crisis Management Story

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Interview with Rosie Buse, Principal Consultant on OSRL’s Crisis Management Story

We caught up with Rosie Buse, Principal Consultant, to talk about OSRL's crisis management services story and why structure, skillset and mindset are fundamental to effective crisis management.

We discuss why offering crisis management services isn't new to OSRL, how OSRL can help organisations and a free initial crisis preparedness assessment tool.

Ten simple things you can do to improve your oil spill preparedness.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ten simple things you can do to improve your oil spill preparedness

Lucy Short, Principal Consultant talks about whether the priority of oil spill preparedness within oil companies may have waned during the pandemic. Lucy provides a list as a guide to help organisations put in place some prevention barriers and readiness actions.

The ultimate aim of the list is to help you and your organisation improve your preparedness.

The Global Logistics Team Successfully Test new Brexit Procedures

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Global Logistics Team successfully test new Brexit procedures

An update from the Global Logistics Lead Ho Yei Ling on the Global Logistics team and a successful test of new Brexit procedures. 

We also hear from the Travel Team on how they were focussing on new processes and procedures to keep our travellers safe during the global pandemic.

Interview with Valeria Ruoppolo, the Director of Aiuká

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Interview with Valeria Ruoppolo,  the Director of Aiuká

Our Wildlife Preparedness & Response Manager, Paul Kelway kicked off our GOWRS Wildlife Partners interview series with an interview with Valeria Ruoppolo at Aiuká in Brazil.

How have we been looking after the wellbeing of our employees during the pandemic?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

How have we been looking after the wellbeing of our employees during the pandemic?

The pandemic and the rise of remote working has created several wellbeing challenges for people and businesses worldwide. At OSRL, the Crisis Management Team recognised this fact and prioritised wellbeing from the very beginning.    

Andrew Couch, Wellbeing Lead, talks about how we have been looking after the wellbeing of our employees throughout the pandemic.

Face to Face Training in Times of Pandemic – Trainers’ Perspective

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Face to Face Training in Times of Pandemic – Trainers’ Perspective

We have completed our first face-to-face customised training in Singapore since the circuit breaker in April 2020, whilst adhering to Covid safety measures. This attests to our dedication to both preparedness and response solutions, whether in an emergency or peacetime.

 

In this article, we hear from our Trainers, Yow Lih Hern and Norman Ramos on their experience.

 

A Bird's eye view of seabird rescue at SANCCOB

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A Bird's eye view of seabird rescue at SANCCOB

After receiving a request for assistance from GOWRS and Seabird rescue specialist SANCCOB, OSRL staff at our South Africa base helped support ongoing efforts to care for nearly 2,000 Cape cormorant chicks.

 

Here, Shamen Bunsee, Response Specialist recounts his experience of helping with the rescue effort and his new-found appreciation for all the work that goes into wildlife response and for SANCCOB's team.

The Benefits of Hiring Oil Spill Response Equipment

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Benefits of Hiring Oil Spill Response Equipment

What are the benefits of hiring Tier 1 oil spill response equipment? Find out why operators find hiring equipment a cost effective way to meet operational and regulatory requirments for drilling operations.