Work Method Statement Development Guide

Oh dear……. this guide may excite some safety people and have given the developers a warm fuzzy feeling but it’s missing some crucial components – can you tell me what they are? Download the Guide Here Work Method Statement Guide Its pretty obvious what’s missing but there are some clues in these articles if you …

Ten Cautions About Safety Checklists

A checklist for checking your use of checklists 🙂 Ten Cautions About Safety Checklists See also: Making Objects Safe or People Safe (Dr Rob Long), Risk is About People, not just Objects (Rob Sams) Whilst value of checklists is well documented by Gawande (The Checklist Manifesto) and others, there is rarely mention by proponents of …

Safety’s for sale and so is toilet paper!

It hit the fan when Gab Carlton published Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard!. I wonder if there will be the same gut reaction to Keith McCabe’s latest post on LinkedIn Pulse or do “Toilet Safety Police” really have nothing to go on? LOL Safety’s for sale and so is toilet paper! Every day …

Swimming Up Stream and the SWMS Dilemma

  Refer also to: The Arse-Covering Myth Swimming Up Stream and the Safe Work Method Statement Dilemma I was with an organisation this week that was being inspected by the regulator. The regulator had the unenviable task of assessing whether this organisation was appropriately managing risk. The regulator generally uses several tools to determine the …

The Seduction to Simplify Safety

The Seduction to Simplify Safe Work Method Statements Everyone knows that we are already in an age of excess in safety. This is the dilemma of optimisation. Some now talk about ‘ultra-safety’ organisations and wonder how much more they can do and say in the name of safety. How much does one have to do …