About us

 

We help clients to manage health, safety, security, environmental and business risks in sectors where the impact of loss is high.

Our services

Risktec is an independent and specialist provider of risk management consulting, resourcing, learning and inspection services, and is part of the TÜV Rheinland Group.

Consulting

Specialist risk management services, delivering proportionate solutions to help reduce and manage risk

Resourcing

Specialist risk, HSSE and engineering associates to work at client locations to help fill resource and skills shortages

Learning

Online and classroom training and postgraduate education to help develop competent risk management professionals

Inspection

Industrial and vendor inspections and assessments to ensure asset integrity and mitigate project risks

History

Risktec was formed in 2001 with the specific aim of helping clients to manage health, safety, security, environmental and business risk.  The company has grown strongly, establishing offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North America.  In 2012 Risktec acquired the ASTEC Group to be able to provide specialist engineering and safety associates to work on short or long-term assignments at client locations around the world.  In March 2014 Risktec was acquired by TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services.  The acquisition extends Risktec’s risk and safety resource pool, geographical reach and the range of services available to clients.

What differentiates us

We strongly believe the following key factors differentiate us in the marketplace:

Our Values and Culture

The key values underpinning our culture are Teamwork, Integrity, Empowerment and Solutions. We work collaboratively, both within Risktec and when working with clients. We act with honesty, integrity and consistently high ethical standards. We empower everyone to deliver all aspects of a project to the best of their ability in a supportive, open and trusting environment. We are responsive and flexible to our clients’ needs, delivering complete and pragmatic solutions.

Our Approach

We are committed to providing clients with solutions, built on a sound understanding of their business and the issues they face. Throughout a project we work with our clients to ensure ownership of the solution. We believe this philosophy leads to mutually trusting relationships. We highlight the positives, but also do not shy away from identifying weaknesses. In this way we help clients to objectively understand their risks and the quality of their systems for managing them.

Our Independence

Our independence is achieved through our selected range of services, our company values and our legal structure. Our services are independent from design, construction and operations, and as such we offer truly impartial advice. Integrity is a core company value, which means we are open about difficult issues. Finally, TÜV Rheinland has no shareholders with conflicting corporate goals to satisfy, enabling us to take a long-term view in everything we do.

Client Satisfaction

Ultimately it is our clients who decide how well we are doing and we place great emphasis on their feedback. Consequently twice a year we survey the clients of all our active projects and we are delighted to receive consistently high levels of customer satisfaction. This feedback drives continuous improvement across the business.

Innovation

We help our clients embrace innovation and digitalisation to reduce their existing risks, improve what they’re currently doing, or do something new. We move with the times to help clients manage their evolving risks effectively so that they can reap the benefits of advancing technology in a safe, sustainable and ethical way. We pride ourselves on delivering the right solution to our clients. We are creative and innovative where a fresh approach is warranted, but also recommend tried-and-tested methods where that is best. We are pragmatic innovators and this is at the heart of everything we do. We practice what we preach and embrace innovation and digitalisation wherever this helps us work quicker and smarter, passing on efficiency savings to our clients to deliver even better solutions.

Knowledge Sharing

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience. Helping and supporting our clients builds lasting, trusting relationships which strengthen our business. So, if we can help our clients in the long-term by transferring knowledge, that’s what we do. Moreover, we recognise that by sharing our knowledge and experience, we can play our part in making the industries we support safer for the benefit of society as a whole. As such, knowledge sharing is fundamental to the working culture which spans our four key services of Consulting, Learning, Resourcing and Inspection. But it doesn’t stop there. We work hard to share our knowledge and experience more widely to help promote a greater understanding of safety and risk management across society through a wide range of accessible media and innovative delivery vehicles.

Our markets

Risktec provides risk and safety support to many clients across a broad range of industry sectors.  Our expertise is particularly suited to organisations operating in the high hazard industries and other sectors where the impact of loss is high.

 

Oil, gas and chemical

Upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, as well as petrochemicals and chemicals

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Nuclear

Civil nuclear power generation, reprocessing, waste management, decommissioning and disposal

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Renewables

Renewable technologies including wind, wave, tidal, hydro, solar, geothermal, biomass, energy storage, eco fuel and CCS

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Defence

Nuclear submarines, dockyards, naval bases, specialist facilities and military platforms

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Transport

Railway signaling, rolling stock and infrastructure, as well as aviation and maritime

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Our clients

This is a representative selection of our clients:

Our experience

Our services recognise that controlling risk requires understanding engineered and technological systems, management systems and organisational, cultural and behavioural factors.  We work across the entire lifecycle of facilities and equipment.

Our business systems

Risktec operates a quality assurance system that has been certified to ISO 9001:2015. Our HSSE management system is capable of certification to ISO standards. Our cyber security arrangements have been assessed to meet UK government and industry standards, including certification to Cyber Essentials Plus. Project managers take overall responsibility for the internal quality assurance aspects of their projects, and apply established project management methods to ensure delivery of our projects on time and to budget. We seek client feedback to guide our performance and ensure continuous improvement.

Our locations

Risktec has its principal office in Warrington in the UK, with other offices in key locations in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North America.  Our activities are supported by a comprehensive network of TÜV Rheinland offices and local representatives in other regions around the world.

Why Risktec

  • We provide a comprehensive service for identifying, assessing and managing risks to businesses, industries and public sectors.
  • We bring together different functions in an organisation to help manage conflicting requirements and find the optimum way forward.
  • Drawing upon our technical, managerial and commercial skills, we help our clients to minimise loss, protect their corporate reputation and comply with legislation and company standards.
  • Helping clients to manage health, safety, security, environmental (HSSE) and business risk is our core focus.
  • We are totally committed to working with our clients and stakeholders to arrive at pragmatic solutions, with a level of effort proportionate to risk.
  • We endeavour to make use of existing information and promote engagement with operational personnel to help identify and prioritise issues.
  • We take a fresh view of the big picture, as well as paying attention to the details.
  • We are free to take a truly independent view and provide impartial advice.
  • We are committed to developing open and collaborative client relationships and aim to be the long-term partner of choice.
  • We have a culture of sharing our knowledge with clients, through meetings, presentations, reports, tools and training.
  • We openly identify potential issues to enable an objective and comprehensive assessment to be made.
  • As part of the TÜV Rheinland Group we have access to a large range of testing, inspection and certification services.

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, TÜV Rheinland employs 20,000 people in over 65 countries.  The group provides a broad range of testing, inspection and certification services to ensure the safety, reliability and regulatory compliance of assets and components throughout their lifecycle; as well as technical consulting and training to industrial, transportation, products and healthcare sectors.

 

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