Road Safety

Toward Zero, A Failed Goal Generally when people set goals that fail, they reassess their goal and reframe the goal and seek a goal that is achievable and sense-able. This is the logic of SMART goals (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-safety-goals/, https://safetyrisk.net/a-better-safety-goal-than-zero-harm/, https://safetyrisk.net/zero-incident-goals-motivate-risk-taking/ ). Generally, people who set goals consider the psychological by-products of that goal, to make sure that ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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George's Xmas Safety Message First published in December 2012 by George Robotham. George passed away suddenly in September 2013 and this message is republished each year in his honour. Read all of George's articles here: Complete Works of George Robotham Christmas is a time when many are more likely to drink and drive, it may help to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Compilation of images showing what happens when safe working height signs are ignored: Download them all on this PowerPoint presentation:      … Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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School Fete Safety I got an email from a reader overnight and it really concerned me. Schools have a huge responsibility in regards to student safety and from what I have seen, generally take this responsibility very seriously and professionally. However, some of the stuff I have seen come come from my kids school lately seems ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Desensitization – the by-product of ill-conceived safety initiatives As Gerald Wilde puts it in “Target Risk 3”: “Also, they may simply have been blinded by their zeal to do something quick and easy for safety – and thus doing nothing for it.” Just like many years ago we learned to ignore the sound of car alarms, more ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Shock Safety Ads

by Dave Collins on September 1, 2015

in Road Safety

Shock Safety Ads You might prefer these but: World's Sexiest Safety Commercials (may offend) Some of us would remember the Grim Reaper AIDS ads from the 80’s. There was no blood and guts – just pure terror that scared the crap out of us. See the bowling alley ad below: I wonder, however, if this ad would be ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Speaking Out

by Dave Collins
I haven't published a post like this one for a while but I found Peter’s story very compelling. I had a few thoughts when reading this......... I agree that we all need to speak out but, perhaps more importantly, I think that we need to do more ASKING OUT (yes I know what you are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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A creative safety initiative but beware of the by-products

by Dave Collins
A creative safety initiative but beware of the by-products Video of this “life saving” road safety initiative by Samsung has gone viral on Youtube. I can understand that, its a pretty cool idea. However, the number of hits on Youtube or the use of technology to provide a relatively simple solution to a complex problem are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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A More Effective Road Safety Initiative?

by Dave Collins
A More Effective Road Safety Initiative? Fatigue Zone Driver Safety Trivia Games?    This morning I drove North from Brisbane, QLD toward Bundaberg. About 2.5hours out of Brisbane and just before Maryborough, I started noticing the signs pictured above. They are placed every 5km or so and ask various questions about local history, geography and native animals, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Social Psychology of Risk Challenge

by Dave Collins
Social Psychology of Risk Challenge Last week, in my suburb, 5 people drowned trying to drive across flooded roads – I wrote a bit about it here: Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs-Sometimes With Tragic Results?. One of our blog authors, Rob Sams,  had a similar experience with storms in his town the week ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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When working in remote areas gets ugly

by Safety Nerd
When working in remote areas gets ugly Originally published by Sarah Jane here: http://www.riskologyconsulting.com.au Working in remote areas can be lonely at times, but a lot can happen, when you’re alone in a tin box with four wheels under you travelling at over 100km per hour, in the blink of an eye. If you have employees driving long ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Journey Safety Procedures and Risk Management Plans

by Dave Collins
Journey Safety Procedures and Risk Management Plans Not sure what has happened out there to prompt the number of inquiries we are getting about travel safety plans, journey risk management, Trip Management Plans and safe driving hours for workers driving out to mines and remote sites. In response, below is a great example of a procedure ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Dancing Traffic Light

by Dave Collins
Dancing Traffic Light A creative and effective safety idea sent in by John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca who writes: Hi Dave; Some creative fun safety controls for risk management ... In a test which was done in Lisbon, Portugal see how the pedestrians actually wait for a green light to cross the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Cameras, Concentration and a ‘Crock’ of Non-Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Latest article by Dr Robert Long with an interesting, everyday example of how some attempts to manage safety and achieve zero harm can be seriously detrimental. If you liked this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE. I highly recommend you check out Rob’s new book “RISK MAKES SENSE” Cameras, Concentration and a ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Driver Fatigue

by Dave Collins
Driver Fatigue   This simple but powerful little video was sent to us by Tony Anthony who recently experienced a potentially deadly scare whilst at the wheel. He 'ummmed' and 'ahhhed' about it and thought, “well I made for that very reason, to 'get it out there”,  It was inspired by the efforts of Sara Jane from ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Guidelines for Transport & Logistics Industry

by Barry Spud
Safety Guidelines for Transport & Logistics Industry   Transport & Logistics Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2014/15 – Released   Heavy vehicles are involved in about 21 per cent of all road fatalities, according to the NSW Centre for Road Safety. It is therefore important for all drivers, managers and contractors within the transport and logistics industry to consider ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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