Tape Down Those Leads One of the things that is curiously entertaining in safety is a lack of proportionality and critical thinking. I often present in facilities where arrangements have not been considered for how workshops are presented, including: lighting, power leads, power points, desks, … [Read more...] about Tape Down Those Leads
We hear a great deal in the safety industry about compliance and coercion but so little about creative solutions with a sense of imagination. Every time there is another event someone comes out with the bright idea that either we don’t have enough regulation or the last stick wasn’t big enough. This … [Read more...] about The Last Stick Wasn’t Big Enough
Free Release of All Risky Conversation Safety Videos Following the success of the Risky Conversations series (https://vimeo.com/album/3938199) Greg and Rob have decided to release access to ALL the videos for free. This release follows on from their most successful presentation of their two day … [Read more...] about Free Release of All Risky Conversation Safety Videos
Does our World Need More ‘Lore’ and Less ‘Law’? First published here: http://dolphyn.com.au/world-need-lore-less-law/ I can personally and very highly recommend Rob's new book "Social Sensemaking" - I'm on my 3rd read! I was at a function recently where the customary ‘Welcome to Country’ (see a … [Read more...] about Does our World Need More ‘Lore’ and Less ‘Law’?
Focus on ‘Meeting’ people, not legislation – a path to risk maturity ‘Due Diligence’ seems a buzz term in health and safety in Australia at the moment. I’ve heard many refer to ‘due diligence’ and it’s six steps, as the answer to what we have long been searching in health and safety. Many believe … [Read more...] about Focus on ‘Meeting’ people, not legislation – a path to risk maturity
Knowing When to Break the Rules The problem with blind compliance is that it makes people co-dependent on systems designed off the job, in abstract formulation, according some other person’s interpretation of risk that sits in a cupboard and is out of date by the time the drawer of the filing … [Read more...] about Knowing When to Break the Rules
I always find it fascinating when there is an increase in safety statistics or incidents that the call is always about greater vigilance, more checklists, more policing and more effort. What an amazing industry that still doesn’t know why things go wrong. Rather than question the … [Read more...] about When Things Go Wrong Let’s Do More of the Same
Recent article by Greg Smith - Partner at Jackson McDonald Lawyers and author of Paper Safe First published here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/records-safety-activities-evidence-non-compliance-greg-smith/ A recent Western Australian prosecution of a transport company has again demonstrated how … [Read more...] about Records of safety activities: evidence of safety or non-compliance?
Learning Design in Tackling Risk and Safety - Inductions I have decided to release another video from the series Risky Conversations that was launched recently in Perth (https://safetyrisk.net/risky-conversations-book-launch-in-perth/) and released with the transcripts book in July 2016 … [Read more...] about Learning Design in Tackling Risk and Safety – Inductions
Why I do not support industrial manslaughter Article by Greg Smith, author of Paper Safe and Risky Conversations (Free Download) - First published HERE See Greg’s related article: The Prosecution Problem In a recent comment on a LinkedIn post I asked for evidence of how Industrial … [Read more...] about Why I do not support industrial manslaughter