Top 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Dramatically Improve Safety (you will probably not find many of these in text books or regulations) The most common feedback I get on this blog is something like: “all this theory is great but what can I do to apply it”. I know Safety loves simplicity and plug … [Read more...] about Top 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Dramatically Improve Safety
Ethical Leadership is the Essence of Safety Leadership Guest post by Gabrielle Carlton See her other posts here Sometime in my past I worked in an executive role along side the CEO. I was his ‘right-hand- man’ because he wanted ‘safety’ and compliance at his fingertips at all times. This lead … [Read more...] about Ethical Leadership is the Essence of Safety Leadership
The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear One of the clear messages in the Netflix series House of Cards is the Fear of Power and the Power of Fear. The House of Cards series exemplifies what happens when one makes power the frame for exchange. The idea that coercion, compliance, power and fear are a … [Read more...] about The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear
‘Can’t Means Won’t Try’ – The Challenge of Being Challenged Why is change easy for children and often so difficult for adults in the work environment? Are workers just being difficult, or is there more to it than that? It seems that there are challenges to being challenged. I’m feeling inspired … [Read more...] about ‘Can’t Means Won’t Try’ – The Challenge of Being Challenged
Disrupting the Methodology in Safety? There seems a real focus at the moment on finding better and ‘different’ ways (or methods) to ‘do’ Safety; both in organisations and for those working in the field. There is a lot of good discussion happening and in particular, it is positive to note that much … [Read more...] about Disrupting the Methodology in Safety?
Beware of Hazardous ‘OINTMENT’ One thing that I have become deeply aware of over the past few years is the impact that social arrangements have on us, especially in how we make decisions and judgments about risk. Many of our decisions and choices are impacted, often through our unconscious, by a … [Read more...] about Beware of Hazardous ‘OINTMENT’
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 below. “Risk Makes Sense” … [Read more...] about Top 20 Safety Books
Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety? There are many people working in Safety who seek a ‘different’ way of engaging with others, and rightly so. The current policing and patrolling approaches adopted by many, seem to be doing little to support people in how they tackle the challenges of … [Read more...] about Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety?
Just Toolbox it! ‘Just Toolbox it!’ How often have you heard this term in risk and safety? It seems to be the key way we address safety concerns including incidents, hazards, a ‘safety alert’ or a ‘safety share’ As the name suggests, the ‘Toolbox Talk’ (also known as the ‘pre-start chat’, the … [Read more...] about Just Toolbox it!
Making Technicians Not Helpers People have enrolled in the CLLR Certificate online and in face-to-face studies (https://cllr.com.au/register-to-study/) recently, many with graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Safety. Near all, without exception, are looking for the skills and knowledge that … [Read more...] about Making Technicians Not Helpers