Safetec seminar on Total Risk Management, Decision-Making and Risk Communication

Risk exists, and must be managed. Total Risk Management involves decisions that can have serious consequences for life, health, environment and property. What sort of information is needed in order to reach balanced decisions in the perspective of total risk management? How can you ensure that this information is understood by decision-makers?

2 April 2014
08.00 -10.00
Hotel Continental
Oslo, Norway


Please note: Seminar presentations will be held in Norwegian.


Total Risk Management in today's society

General (Ret) Sverre Diesen was Norwegian Chief of Defence from 2005-2009. He graduated from the Military Academy, Norwegian and British Staff College, and he is also a graduate engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Diesen has held numerous staff and command positions, including Chief of His Majesty the King's Guard, Chief of Staff 6th division, Head of Strategy and long-term Plan Department of Defence Command, commander of District Command North Norway and commander of land forces in the joint operational headquarters.

Diesen now works as a researcher at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), and he is involved in several projects supporting the Norwegian Armed Forces’ long-term planning, including cyber warfare, network-based defense and trends regarding future security challenges.

General (Ret.) Sverre Diesen, former Norwegian Chief of Defence

General (Ret.) Sverre Diesen,
former Norwegian Chief
of Defence

When is it safe enough – and can there be too much?

Rolf Håkon Holmboe, HSEQ Director of VNG Norway, will discuss the balance between safety and productivity and the challenges related to the numerious safety campaigns within the  offshore industry.

Holmboe has more than 20 years in domestic and international oil and gas industry, including positions at operating companies (Statoil and VNG), rig companies (Ocean Rig) and consultancies. He is particularly experienced in risk management, operational safety, accident investigation and emergency response.

Rolf Håkon Holmboe, HSEQ Director of VNG Norway

Rolf Håkon Holmboe,
HSEQ Director of VNG Norway

Interaction between advisor and decision maker

Knut Erik Fotland, Team Leader and Security Adviser at Safetec, takes a look at the interaction between advisors and decision-makers and which methodological and psychological factors that either lubricate or restrain this interaction. He will also talk about which actions one can take in order to handle the uncertainty and friction that may occur between the advisor and the decision maker.

Fotland is a political scientist and officer with experience from international operations. He has worked as adviser for decision makers both home and abroad.

Knut Erik Fotland, Team Leader and Security Adviser at  Safetec

Knut Erik Fotland,
Team Leader and Security Adviser at Safetec


Chairman: Jens C. Rolfsen, Department Manager and Specialist Adviser in Safetec. Rolfsen specializes in organizational psychology and has worked with risk and safety management for more than 17 years.


Admission is free of charge, and breakfast will be served. 

Please note that the presentations will be held in Norwegian.

Registration is limited. For admission inquiries, please e-mail frokost@safetec.no 


Safetec has 30 years’ of experience in safety, reliability and emergency preparedness developed a solid expertise in the intersection of people, technology and organization.

Safetec is part of ABS Group, with more than 2,000 employees in over 35 countries.


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