Indicators of Risk

Indicators of Risk I often get sent presentations and training formats from safety people seeking my expertise on improvement, learning design and critique of safety presentations. One thing safety people are not educated in is teaching, curriculum and learning. Amazing how the industry throws safety people in front of the bus and expects them to …

Proving Safety

One of the best safety articles I've read on Linkedin in a long, long time. By Greg Smith and first published here: https://www.waylandlegal.com.au/blog/proving-safety Proving Safety Here is an interesting question. What would safety management look like in your organisation if you did not have to “prove” it? Would you still make your workers do Take …

Stop the Job You Haven’t Done Your ‘Tick & Flick’

Stop the Job You Haven’t Done Your ‘Tick & Flick’ A classic this week from a building site where the union comes blustering on site and stops work because of a safety issue. Sound familiar? And the key issue? Safety? Well maybe not. This is a story of duplicity and fake safety. A new inexperienced …

The Safety Paperwork Myth

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Great article by Health and Safety Lawyer Greg Smith recent published here on his blog: My Safety Thoughts. Look out for Greg’s new book, co-authored with Dr Rob Long (due out in June): “Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk” – I’ve had a sneak preview and it is an absolute cracker! An adequate …

Acceptable Risk as a Decision Making Process

Acceptable Risk as a Decision Making Process By Dr Rob Long We should all know that the assessment of risk is a subjective process, determined by hundreds of social and psychological factors. The idea that risk assessment is a rational process via assessment of frequency, consequence and severity is contradicted by the evidence (Kahneman, Weick, …