Don't let incidents and product recalls damage your brand and your business!

High profile product recalls have made product safety top of mind for consumers.

Social media also means that incidents can escalate further and faster than ever before.

As the phones start ringing, customer and consumers start demanding answers you don't have yet and social media is going viral, even the most experienced team can quickly become overwhelmed.

But not if you're prepared!

Don't let incidents and product recalls damage your brand and your business!

Build the processes and skills you need to prevent incidents and product recalls from escalating into a crisis.

  • Get the tools

    This course will provide you with the tools and checklists you need to respond quickly and effectively when an incident happens.

  • Build your plan

    Each section of the course includes a section for you to customise for your business and builds into a plan that actually works!

  • Develop your capabilities

    Having the tools and guides and a plan that works is important - but you also need to know how to use it! Develop critical leadership skills as you go.

Course curriculum

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The complete DIY guide to an effective incident and product recall management program

Your instructor

  • Steve Hather

    Product Recall & Crisis Management Trainer, Consultant and Coach

    Steve Hather

    Steve Hather has been helping clients prevent and manage incidents and recalls for over 25 years working with some of the worlds best known brands through to small businesses. 

    Steve was the chief architect of The Coca-Cola Company's global Incident Management and Crisis Resolution (IMCR) program now operating in over 100 countries around the world. 

    Steve was a co-author of the international and Australian standards for product recall (AS/ISO 10393) and product safety (AS/ISO 10377). 

Don't delay this any longer!

The middle of a crisis is the wrong time to find out you don't have an effective incidnt management and product recall program!

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  • How long does it take?

    Each of the units should take about an hour to work through. In addition, we provide checklists and worksheets that we recommend you discuss with your team. Also, you will find a section of your plan template that you should customise for your business.

  • It's not really my job to manage a crisis. Is this course for me

    It is often the quality manager or operations manager that is responsible for managing a product recall but as incidents escalate towards a crisis, it is often the communications manager, brand manager, marketing or even the CEO that take over. The fact is that a lot of people have an important functional role to play. The point of this course however is to focus on the overall process that manages both the technical side of incidents and the concerns and expectations of key stakeholders. This course is focussed on that process, not any one functional role. We have incident coordinators that are quality managers, operations managers, marketing managers, communications managers, HR managers, CFO's, risk managers .. The focus of our courses are on the process and building your skills to lead that process.

  • Do you offer discounts for multiple enrolments from the same company?

    Absolutely! We encourage companies to have more than one incident coordinator and have multiple members of the incident management team familiar with the tools and processes we teach. We therefore offer discounts to the second and subsequent enrolments from the same company. Please contact us at to get a discount coupon before you enrol your second and subsequent people.

  • You’re an Australian company. What do you know about my country?

    About 95% of our program applies to any food or consumer goods industry in any country. It is also based on International Standards, such as the International Standard for Product Recall. Our focus is on good process and leadership skills. For the small amount of our course that is not directly applicable – mostly around regulatory requirements, we provide specific materials for selected countries that we are adding to all the time. If you have questions specific to your country, we can discuss them in our discussion forums or put you in touch with our partners based in the US, the UK and Hong Kong who have collectively worked in most countries in the world!

  • Why are your fees in US dollars?

    We support managers in many different countries. The universal currency in international business is the US dollar so rather than having multiple prices, we have one price for each service. If US dollars is an issue for you, please contact us directly and we will try to help you resolve the problem.

  • Is GST included?

    As an Australian-based company, we are obliged to charge GST when we deliver a service to someone based in Australia. When we detect an enrolment from someone resident in Australia, we send 10% to the tax department which we can later reconcile with them. For Australian residents, GST is included. For other countries, we are not obliged to charge taxes as far as we are aware as we have no way of reconciling that with the tax departments of other countries. One day someone will figure out a way of doing business globally. Until that day, we'll stick with what we have been told!

  • Do you offer refunds?

    Firstly, when you enrol in our courses, you agree to the terms and conditions which are explained in the link at the bottom of the page. Over and above the legal stuff, we guarantee that the program that we provide will meet any national or international standard. If a regulatory authority or credible agency of any kind finds aspects of our program do not comply, we guarantee to make it compliant or we will give you your money back. In addition, if you complete this course, complete all the worksheets and sections of the plan template and do not believe it will better assist you manage an incident or a product recall, please speak to us about that. Our objective is to help you create a program that is useful and if we can't, we'll give you your money back. If for some reason, we cannot provide you with the course materials as described because of a problem on our side and cannot resolve it within a reasonable amount of time, we will give you your money back. For any other issues, please contact us and ask us to help resolve the problem.

  • Will this work for a food company?

    Absolutely. From a product recall perspective, although the international standard for product recall was not written specifically for food, every part of that standard - and this training, is applicable to food companies. As a co-author of that standard, Steve Hather our Director made sure that the standard was applicable to all food and consumer goods companies. More broadly, this program looks at incidents and crises and not just product recalls - it is an integrated process from identifying incidents right through to managing a response and restoring the business. This process is universally applicable to any food or consumer goods manufacturer, distributor or retailer.