Recent article by Greg Smith - Partner at Jackson McDonald Lawyers and author of Paper Safe First published here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/records-safety-activities-evidence-non-compliance-greg-smith/ A recent Western Australian prosecution of a transport company has again demonstrated how … [Read more...] about Records of safety activities: evidence of safety or non-compliance?
Focus on ‘Meeting’ people, not legislation – a path to risk maturity ‘Due Diligence’ seems a buzz term in health and safety in Australia at the moment. I’ve heard many refer to ‘due diligence’ and it’s six steps, as the answer to what we have long been searching in health and safety. Many believe … [Read more...] about Focus on ‘Meeting’ people, not legislation – a path to risk maturity
Learning Design in Tackling Risk and Safety - Inductions I have decided to release another video from the series Risky Conversations that was launched recently in Perth (https://safetyrisk.net/risky-conversations-book-launch-in-perth/) and released with the transcripts book in July 2016 … [Read more...] about Learning Design in Tackling Risk and Safety – Inductions
Tape Down Those Leads One of the things that is curiously entertaining in safety is a lack of proportionality and critical thinking. I often present in facilities where arrangements have not been considered for how workshops are presented, including: lighting, power leads, power points, desks, … [Read more...] about Tape Down Those Leads
Why I do not support industrial manslaughter Article by Greg Smith, author of Paper Safe and Risky Conversations (Free Download) - First published HERE See Greg’s related article: The Prosecution Problem In a recent comment on a LinkedIn post I asked for evidence of how Industrial … [Read more...] about Why I do not support industrial manslaughter
What is Excess Regulation Doing to us All? First published HERE This paper follows my presentation at the inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference that was held in Sydney in March 2015. I’d like to warn readers up front that this piece is longer than usual as I attempt to tackle a topic that is … [Read more...] about What is Excess Regulation Doing to us All?
I often get asked if I teach programs on compliance and I say no, I teach about learning cultures. The last thing organisations need is a compliance culture. Compliance is most associated with adhering to standards or some regulatory requirement. Often compliance is associated with meeting minimal … [Read more...] about You Don’t Want a Compliance Culture
Update: The Book is now FREE to Download HERE All of the videos from the book are now also free to download and watch HERE It is with pleasure we can announce the publication of book 5 in the series on the Social Psychology of Risk - Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk. The book … [Read more...] about Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk
We hear a great deal in the safety industry about compliance and coercion but so little about creative solutions with a sense of imagination. Every time there is another event someone comes out with the bright idea that either we don’t have enough regulation or the last stick wasn’t big enough. This … [Read more...] about The Last Stick Wasn’t Big Enough
Knowing When to Break the Rules The problem with blind compliance is that it makes people co-dependent on systems designed off the job, in abstract formulation, according some other person’s interpretation of risk that sits in a cupboard and is out of date by the time the drawer of the filing … [Read more...] about Knowing When to Break the Rules