The Perils of Excessive Safety Management Systems

  In a recent case of unfair dismissal in the Fair Work Commission (FWC 5004:2019 under commissioner Williams Perth 24 July 2019) we learn how creating onerous bureaucracy creates its own demons. The case of Wilson vs Boart Longyear  demonstrates how the creation of onerous safety management systems as always, brings by-products and trade-offs that …

Paper Safe is not Due Diligence

Paper Safe is not Due Diligence Next Due Diligence Workshop: Due Diligence Workshop Sydney 20,21 February 2019 I met Bob yesterday, a Construction Manager deeply shaken by an incident that happened on site with the possibility of multiple fatalities. Like many incidents in building and construction, he was lucky. The culture of the building and …

The UnKnown Unknowns of Due Diligence

The UnKnown Unknowns of Due Diligence One of the challenges in understanding Due Diligence for safety people is clouded by the Dunning-Kruger Effect . Put simply, Dunning-Kruger explains a cognitive bias that all humans have in not seeing their own blind spots, particularly in relation to expertise. A recent article by Dunning helps explain the …

Due Diligence Workshop Sydney 20,21 February 2019

Due Diligence Workshop Sydney 20,21 February 2019 Don’t miss your opportunity to join in on the Due Diligence Workshop with Dr Rob Long and Greg Smith on 20,21 February in Sydney. You can register here: https://cllr.com.au/product/due-diligence-workshop-unit-13/ This highly successful workshop makes plain what Due Diligence is all about and dispels myths that abound about formulas, …

The Fear of Freedom in Safety

The Fear of Freedom in Safety For some reason people have recently become most interested in the Two Day Workshop on Due Diligence run by myself and Greg Smith (https://safetyrisk.net/none-so-blind-as-those-that-dont-want-to-see-due-diligence/). The next Due Diligence Workshop is on 20,21 February (https://cllr.com.au/product/due-diligence-workshop-unit-13/) In feedback on the Workshop it became clear that people liked the idea of reducing …