Rob Sams Articles

Rob Sams Articles

A collection of brilliant articles by Robert Sams

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Why we make mistakes

Oops, I didn’t mean to do that – Why we make mistakes

Flooding is Dangerous, and I don’t Mean the Water….

Flooding is Dangerous, and I don’t Mean the Water…. Guest Post by Robert Sams from Dolphin Safety Solutions. See all of Rob’s articles HERE Parts of the east coast of Australia have experienced heavy rain over recent weeks and it has become common to read headlines of flash flooding causing road closures, cars washed away […]

They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They?

They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They? Latest article by Rob Sams from Dolphin Safety Systems. Rob has written some very popular and thought provoking articles lately – SEE THEM ALL HERE “Words provide a voice to our deepest feelings. I tell you, words have started and stopped wars. Words have built and lost fortunes. Words have […]

King of the World – Why is Sociopathy and Psychopathy so prevalent ‘at the top’?

King of the World – Why is Sociopathy and Psychopathy so prevalent ‘at the top’? Latest Guest Post By Robert Sams from www.dolphinsafetysolutions.com.au Psychopaths will thrive in an organisation that is seeking to control their people. Where the culture of a workplace, or group, allow psychopaths to manipulate and denigrate others without consequence, they will […]

Risk is About People, not just Objects

Risk is About People, not just Objects Latest article by Robert Sams – See all of his brilliant articles here The focus of so much of our attention today in health and safety is on ‘risk assessment’. Walk into any workplace and talk about health and safety and it is likely that someone will pull […]

Beware the Tossers from the Office

Beware the Tossers from the Office Guest post by Rob Sams – some real feedback from the coalface – ignore it at your own peril! I was on a plane home this week. It had been a long week, a lot of meetings, writing reports and, I was looking forward to getting home. Unfortunately, the […]

Just Get to the Bottom of it

Just Get to the Bottom of it….. Guest Post by Rob Sams from Dolphin Safety Solutions. I enjoyed meeting and chewing the fat with Rob over breakfast this morning. A great bloke who really gets what real safety and risk is all about! An incident occurs at work, the well entrenched procedures quickly kick into […]

I Wish I Had Thought of That

I Wish I Had Thought of That by Robert Sams I was recently talking with someone in the childcare industry who shared their experiences about health and safety, in particular risk assessments. They were frustrated, so much paperwork, bureaucracy and time spent on a process that seemed to be all about covering backsides. I hear […]

Careful Now

Careful Now Classic safety sign sent in by Rob Sams from Dolphin Safety Solutions. That’s going straight to our collection of stupid safety signs on our “This Toaster is Hot” page. Be Sociable, Share! TweetRelated PostsFree Safety Signs and PostersFree Safety Signage and Posters Looking for free safety signs and posters? We’ve listed a few sites […]

My Story is Better than Yours

My Story is Better than Yours Guest Post by Rob Sams from Dolphin Safety Systems. Improving safety really is as simple and as cheap as doing more listening and conversing rather than telling……….. In my last piece (Safety Professionals – Piggy in the Middle) I wrote about the role of the modern day safety professional […]

Safety Professionals–The Piggy in The Middle?

Anyone for a game of Piggy in the Middle….? First article by our new Guest Author Rob Sams from www.dolphinsafetysolutions.com.au Piggy in the Middle, do you remember playing that game when you were a kid? You know, the one where you stand in the middle of a group of friends who continually throw a ball […]

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot and Compliance Controller at Everything Safety
Barry Spud
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.

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