Free Safety E-Books
If you are a new Safety Person and want to learn more in 4 hours than in 4 years at Safety Uni or if you are seasoned Safety Pro and sick of bashing your head against the wall or if you have a responsibility for safety at work (ie every one of us) then do yourself a big favour and download these free resources.
NB: Sadly, the Author, of these books, George Robotham, passed away on September 11 2013. He was the most passionate Safety Person I have ever met. He was a good Mate, Mentor and an inspiration to many. We sorely miss him. ENJOY HIS LEGACY:
George’s first FREE EBook: Guidance-FOR-the-beginning-OHS-professiona1.docx (15416 downloads)
George’s second FREE EBook: Broader-Management-Skills.docx (1627 downloads)
George’s third FREE EBook: What_it_means_to_be_an_OHS_professional (5615 downloads)
George’s fourth FREE EBook: Lessons-I-Have-Learnt.docx (903 downloads)
George’s fifth FREE EBook: My_Defining Moments in Safety .pdf (978 downloads)
George’s sixth FREE EBook: Learning-How-to-Facilitate-Learning.docx (756 downloads)
George’s seventh FREE EBook: Effective-Safety-Management-Systems.docx (1965 downloads)
This list was put together by Dr Rob Long – he is far too humble to recommend his own books. My advice is that before you read any of the books below, get a hold of Rob’s books. They are easy to read and practically translate most of the concepts from the authors and books […]
Free Download – Real Risk – Human Discerning and Risk I have just received my copy of Dr Rob Long’s new book “Real Risk – Human Discerning and Risk” – probably one of the more useful and interesting books I’ve read on the subject. This is a really enjoyable book to read. It’s not another […]
My favourite quote is in relation to racing drivers on normal roads and why they have more crashes and get more fines: “At their level of skill, driving like an average driver may be intolerably boring. Imagine being a master of Beethoven and all you are allowed to play is “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”! (Wilde, Target Risk 3 […]
FREE DOWNLOAD: Risk-Homeostasis-Target-Risk-3.pdf (830 downloads)
Free EBooks by Peter Ribbe – SEE THE WHOLE SERIES HERE
HOW TO ACHIEVE A SAFE WORKPLACE
DOWNLOAD HERE: Achieve A Safe Workplace (1580 downloads)
How often have I walked into a business or factory and discussed safety with supervisors/managers that seemed at a loss of how to make their workplaces safer. As adult humans we have an inbuilt capacity to identify hazards and things that could endanger our lives, young children and teenagers do not have this ability, hence to adults, teenagers often seem reckless in what they do, it really does not kick in until we reach maturity. As hunter gatherers, we had a danger response called fight or flight; we used this auto response to ascertain hazards and danger and how it might affect our chances of survival, this is still with us, only used but rarely. As parents, we can automatically see and sense when our children are in danger, but rarely see these things in our surroundings for our own personal safety, or the safety of others. This little booklet is written in an easy to understand way that allows any manager or supervisor to gain an insight into a way to achieve a safer place to work for themselves and their employees.
Accident & Incident investigation is a practiced art, the investigator (s) should never conduct an investigation with existing prejudices, but with a clear mind set only on the objective to ascertain what happened, why did it happen and how can this be prevented from happening again.
As an investigator, you are not seeking to lay blame for the accident, to do so jeopardises the investigation outcomes, and as such, you should not be in a position to carry out the investigation. A good investigation can only be achieved, when the investigator (s) are neutral and solely focused on the structure of the accident itself. Like a detective conducting a criminal investigation, you are looking for factual evidence that will stand up in court, evidence that will lead to a decisive conclusion. The quality of an investigator is subject to their experience, just like a detective, one gets better the more one learns from each investigation.
DOWNLOAD HERE: Risk-Unplugged-Peter-Ribbe.pdf (463 downloads)
Authors Note* This booklet is not about Risk Management or Hazard Analysis, it is written in order to describe what RISK really is, and the types of people that it affects.
DOWNLOAD HERE: Too-Much-Safety-eBook-Rev-01.pdf (609 downloads)
At work we are used to being surrounded by safety, but have you ever thought about the extremes of safety that surround us when we are not at work? If you look closely, it would seem that the whole world has gone safety mad!!!