Spotted in a Sydney Metro Station this week – thoughts?
Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot and Compliance Controller at Everything Safety
Latest posts by Barry Spud (see all)
- Dumb Ways to Improve Rail Safety - August 13, 2019
- Even Safety Is Fallible - August 11, 2019
- Christmas light safety - October 8, 2018
- Take 5 for Safety: Five Minute Daily Safety Meetings - August 12, 2018
- And Safety Wonders Why Nobody Zero Hates It Anymore - November 17, 2017
What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.