Safety Leadership Essentials A friend showed me a four day course they had to attend for their company titled ‘Safety Leadership’. As I looked through the materials I couldn’t see anything I thought resembled ‘leadership’ in safety. The course was cover to cover with the fundamentals of … [Read more...] about Safety Leadership Essentials
Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense? They say that the repetition of something makes people confirm that it is true. Is the case with safety discourse? As this blog site looks at the power and rule of the empire of non-sense we might ask, what is ‘the force’? More and more I observe the … [Read more...] about Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense?
The Safety Silver Bullet I found it! You can buy your official silver bullet HERE >>>> The idea of finding a silver bullet is that there is a perfect solution to a problem. It’s a simple idea that comes from binary absolute thinking. Such thinking is very common in safety and proposes … [Read more...] about The Silver Bullet
Could understanding Grey, be the ‘silver bullet’? Since I started writing on Safetyrisk.net in November 2013, I’ve received lots of great feedback thoughts, questions and even criticisms about my posts which I appreciate. A key theme of the feedback that I receive is that some of the concepts … [Read more...] about Could Understanding Grey Be The Silver Bullet
Understanding Conscience and Safety Conscience refers to an unconscious sense of ethics, most often associated with intuition and implicit knowledge. One’s conscience refers to a way of ethical decision making associated with heuristics and emotional sensemaking. Conscience informs judgment and … [Read more...] about Understanding Conscience and Safety
Safety Isn’t Sexy, and it Shouldn’t Be! It’s amazing how some people in safety spend more energy trying to rebrand and market the product than reflect and change the nature of the product. Everyone knows that the word ‘safety’ conjures up associations with words like ‘dumb’, ‘embuggerance’, … [Read more...] about Safety Isn’t Sexy, and it Shouldn’t Be!
In our preoccupation with technology, systems, checklists and legislation I trust we don’t lose sight of the most powerful instrument we have to manage risk – the simple but effective, safety conversation. Now whilst having a conversation is simple, it’s not simplistic. It is however, our greatest … [Read more...] about Safety Conversation Essentials – 20 Tips
Ummm, More Dumb Safety In the good old tradition of safety irrelevance, we have one more furry icon to add to the repertoire of Meerkats, broken eggs, pickles, hazardmen, sexy sophie, mum’s for safety and a host of dumb ideas cajoled into the marketing of safety … [Read more...] about Ummm, More Dumb
Poor Olde Safety Has A Lot of Work To Do Tis the Season to be Moronic! A few concerning graphics from LinkedIn today – nothing I can say that you aren’t already thinking. On the back of all employees shirts in a Tier 1 construction company: … [Read more...] about Poor Olde Safety Has A Lot of Work To Do
Investigations and The Simplicity Attraction In the face of so much noise, competing values, diversity and confusion stands the myth of Occam’s Razor, a wish that when faced with multiple factors, humans will always opt for the shortest simplest route. The 14th Century philosopher/theologian … [Read more...] about Investigations and The Simplicity Attraction