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 … [Read more...] about Bridge over troubled water
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 … [Read more...] about New Construction Safety Video Is A Pleasant Surprise
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 … [Read more...] about Construction Worker Sacked for Doing Online Safety Inductions Properly
Followership & Leadership - Working together for organizational structure by Ben Armstrong The tipping point is upon us, I can only speak in regards the building and construction industry as to the changes in culture and how it’s going about achieving new goals and visions. People in positions … [Read more...] about Followership & Leadership
Construction workers safer when they ditch the manual: study We all know (or suspect) that safety manuals really aren’t designed for ease of worker use and effectiveness but rather to comply with legislation, to pass audits and win tenders – the very cynical may use terms like “Cover Your Arse”. … [Read more...] about Construction workers safer when they ditch the manual: study
Many OHS professionals, get caught up in the latest research, theories, fads, technology, processes, mantras and other displacement activities. We can sometimes forget about the basics of safety, risk management and human interaction. Here is a great reflection by one of Australia’s most experienced … [Read more...] about Safety Learnings From Construction
How Do We Know? We cannot know about things we do not have a belief in. It makes no sense to say, “I know the earth is spherical, but I don’t believe it”. Yet it is important to note that believing something does not guarantee that the belief is right. (Dew and Foreman 2014) This quote from How … [Read more...] about How Do We Know?
Protecting Workers in Construction VIC Construction Site Safety Guide 2015/16 – Released There are many hazards associated with work performed on construction sites. Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation and Safe Work Australia, … [Read more...] about Protecting Workers in Construction
It's not weird - It’s a psychological safety initiative! Well not really but it sounds good UPDATE: The Yellow men have been removed form the poles - Mmmmm????? For months now, motorists driving south along Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway have been somewhat perplexed, if not dangerously … [Read more...] about It’s not weird – it’s a psychological safety initiative!
Appreciation of Appreciation Most of us probably don’t show enough appreciation or gratitude for the things that others do for us, nor do we always properly and graciously accept and acknowledge it. As my expectations and perceptions have changed dramatically over time, I’m not going to … [Read more...] about Appreciation of Appreciation