Fear and Trembling of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC)

Fear and Trembling of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC) It doesn’t matter where I go in the Building and Construction industry there is fear and trembling about an OFSC Audit. The fear and trembling is not about undertaking an audit but about the excessive and petty nature of what the OFSC thinks is important in …

Bridge over troubled water

Bridge over troubled water Bridges are a fascinating and dynamic piece of infrastructure that link communities and open regions to opportunity. A successful collaboration between its architects, developers, construction companies, subcontractors and the public sector transforms the way people live and work. Several notable iconic examples include the Sydney Harbour, Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges …

When You Don’t Know What to do in Safety, Have Another Blitz!!!

When You Don’t Know What to do in Safety, Have Another Blitz!!! There’s nothing more reliable in safety than a blitz. This is because people don’t care about safety, are dumb about safety and want to hurt themselves. There is nothing more obvious to Safety than the effectiveness of a blitz, this is why they …

New Construction Safety Video Is A Pleasant Surprise

New Construction Safety Induction Video is a Very Pleasant Surprise Thanks to John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca for sharing this. Whilst most Tier 1 organisations are stuck in a vicious circle of tradition, sunk cost, fear, control, over confidence, paperwork, numbers and creating the illusion of safety, one has decided to do “safety differently”. Just over …

Construction Worker Sacked for Doing Online Safety Inductions Properly

Construction Worker Sacked for Doing Online Safety Inductions Properly Well not really but perhaps they should be - and that is no more ridiculous than believing that everybody is doing them properly! If the new disruptive safety movement says we should reward renegades, creativity and innovation then it is exactly the kind of compliant, time …