Risk Management for Civil Engineers

Risk Management for Civil Engineers

There is a lot of liability involved in civil engineering. For this reason, risk management needs to be considered for every project, from conception through after completion. A civil engineer must take into account everything that can go wrong and make sure that it doesn’t. As you go about your profession, here are some tips you can incorporate into your business to mitigate risk.

  1. Protect Yourself with Insurance

When an accident happens at a later date, it could come back on you. Having a civil engineering errors and omissions insurance policy can protect you against lawsuits, frivolous or not.

  1. Risk Assessments

Perform risk assessments on each project regularly, and watch for reoccurring issues. Issues that keep popping up require a new approach.

  1. Take a Team Approach

Don’t carry the burden alone. Have everyone on your team come up with risks for evaluation on a regular basis.

  1. Work Safety

Risks are present at every step of the project. Make sure everyone has received sufficient safety and hazard training for the project site.

  1. Approach it With a Positive Attitude

Risk management is an art that takes a high level of skill. Approach risk management with a positive attitude to keep your mind open to new ways of seeing an issue.