Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus? I had the privilege last weekend to be with a family grieving for one of their family members, Margaret, in ICU. I was sitting with them beside her as she fought for her life. At first I found myself being an observer. I sat back and took it all … [Read more...] about Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus?
What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk? I was walking on a worksite the other day and engaged in a conversation with a worker. I asked how he was going. He explained that he was extremely busy, needed to get something done quite urgently and his co-worker was off sick. This raised … [Read more...] about What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk?
Dr Rob Long’s recent article Forecasting Safety resulted in some great debate both here and on other forums. In this article Gabrielle discusses the language of zero and how it may have the exact opposite affect to what was maybe well intended. The people who take the time to read and have the … [Read more...] about The Zero Hero is Here to Save The Day!
Safety ‘Solutions’ Won’t Move a Hippo! So how do you move a Hippo? Well according to a kids book I read my 5 year old the other night it’s quite simple if you’re willing to learn the message. So the story goes that there is a Hippo lying on the bridge asleep and in the way. The other animals … [Read more...] about Safety ‘Solutions’ Won’t Move a Hippo!
Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard! I was on a worksite last year and came across this port-a-loo! Nothing too unusual or out of place considering it was a construction site. This toilet was put in this position as an afterthought. They had erected the office area with male toilets out the … [Read more...] about Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard!
Sammie’s Lament – A Powerless Purpose I spoke with Sammie the other day to get a sense of how things were going. I heard the all too familiar lament of, ‘no-one’s listened before why should I tell you my story now’? Sammie felt so despondent because she was frustrated, she was inundated with … [Read more...] about Sammie’s Lament – A Powerless Purpose
Ethical Leadership is the Essence of Safety Leadership Guest post by Gabrielle Carlton See her other posts here Sometime in my past I worked in an executive role along side the CEO. I was his ‘right-hand- man’ because he wanted ‘safety’ and compliance at his fingertips at all times. This lead … [Read more...] about Ethical Leadership is the Essence of Safety Leadership