We have decided to release the Introduction to SPoR series for free.
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This module comprises 8 lectures by Dr Long and Dr Ashhurst and, 17 short video tutorials by students. This program normally costs thousands of dollars but is now free to those who want to learn the foundations of SPoR.
The videos were recorded at ACU National in 2016.
In all, there are 22 modules in the curriculum of study offered by CLLR: https://cllr.com.au/register-to-study/
All Intellectual Property presented in the series is copyright to Dr Long
It is important to realise that this series is situated in a University setting and that the application of the methods of SPoR follow this work. There are many tools, models and methods in SPoR being used and longitudinally in organisations Nationally and Internationally.
Many organisations practice the methods of SPoR which is practical, easily understood and it works (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/it-works-a-new-approach-to-risk-and-safety/ ).
Normally when these studies are undertaken online, people: journal, read and do extra work associated with assessment. This will not be the case as these are now offered for free without the presentation of a qualification.
The work of SPoR is also supported by a book series on risk with 11 books for free download – (now with over 300,000 downloads), free videos , free papers and a range of resources, diagnostic tools (MiProfile, iCue OHS assessment), Law and SPoR series and more.
If you watch this Introduction and want to know more about SPoR and what it can offer your organisation then contact firstname.lastname@example.org Rob can arrange for to meet a SPoR agent nearly anywhere across the globe.
The Introduction module is usually followed by the SEEK Investigations Module where participants learn a whole new visual and verbal methodology (iCue Engagement) for incident investigations.
Tom Beegan says
A very worthwhile contribution to improving the concept of working safely
Hi Rob. Confession time – I sometimes struggle with your writings. Not all the time, but sometimes. However, I have now watched the first two introductory course videos and it is now all coming together. Amazing lectures at just the right pace and it all makes sense! Thanks for your generosity as I cannot see myself ever being in a position to enrol. Much appreciated.
Rob Long says
Thanks Paul. People struggle with my writings mostly because they have little idea of my worldview/philosophy and it cannot be understood using an engineering, science or safety lens. The only way to really understands it is to move away from safety thinking and engineering indoctrination. Most just condemn my research as invalid or dumb yet don’t want to even try to understand it. The only thing they know for certain is that I’m wrong and they are right, a very binary approach. My worldview is just as valid as any other and I seek to explain it as best I can. It is very positive, practical and constructive for those who want to learn.
Unfortunately most in safety don’t want to learn beyond the narrow confines of their indoctrination so, congratulations on watching the videos and glad you have a better understanding of what SPoR is about.
Ricardo Montero says
The link https://vimeo.com/showcase/4233556 does not run
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Thanks Ricardo – trying to get that fixed now
Rob Long says
Sorry. Works now. Enjoy.
This is fantastic. I believe it illustrates the ethics of SPoR where the money incentive appears to be less than the learning incentive and the urgency in getting the message out.
Although I am not active in “Safety” any more, I still follow this field with interest, and my “outsider” perspective if telling me more and more how ridiculous the oversimplified “Traditional Safety” is. I can understand how practitioners fall for the simplistic route, often with less-than-wanted and even disastrous results.
Rob Long says
Thanks Wynand. And it’s still amazing that all people want to see is criticism of traditional safety as negativity.
In everything I do and much for free, everything is positive, doable, practical and constructive. It’s never just criticism for itself but practical alternatives are offered. The alternatives work and are in practice in many organisations.
The real problem is that Safety simply cannot tolerate critical thinking and deems it evil.
Defending the indefensible allows mythology and anti-learning to continue.