Latest from Greg Smith, author of Paper Safe:
Hi everyone. Apologies that I have been so inactive on LinkedIn lately, but I have been busy trying to finalise my next book – Reasonably Practicable: cases and commentary, which is designed to help safety managers understand all the elements which go into demonstrating whether health and safety measures meet the reasonably practicable test.
However, I could not help but notice the increase in posts arguing for and against “safety differently”. With that in mind, I want to share a short video I put together a while ago.
Legally speaking, it does not matter “how” you do safety, rather, does your approach to safety achieve the outcome of a safe workplace – which is not measured by injury rates, by the way.
We need to stop talking about methodologies, and start having a meaningful discussion about creating a narrative around whether safety management is effective.