The City of Hurst has combined its risk management and purchasing operations into one office. By dovetailing these two functions, loss prevention measures can be implemented early in a project’s development or purchasing stages, eliminating frustrating and costly safety patches to the final product. With strong educational and cooperative ties between Risk/Purchasing and the City’s various departments/divisions, the City is able to accomplish these functions in a very cost effective manner.
The most important goal of risk management is to protect the assets and financial well-being of the City. This includes implementing techniques and making proper arrangements to help assure that a financially-crippling loss either does not occur or, if it does, is financed through insurance or other means; or is transferred to another party. The risks faced by the City can be subdivided into four general categories of loss: direct property loss from perils such as a fire or natural disaster, indirect loss of time and money due to damaged or inoperable equipment, loss due to litigation, and personnel loss caused by employee injuries while on the job. To be effective, the risk management process must be applied throughout all departments and divisions with a firm commitment towards safety and loss prevention.
|Purchasing & Risk Management
1505 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, Texas 76054-3395