Workplace Safety

HSE Trip Down Memory Lane by Ken R. Roberts – First published here The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 was described as "a bold and far-reaching piece of legislation" by HSE's first Director General, John Locke. It was the beginning of the 'punitive' era. In other words government started getting fair dinkum about fining ...… Discover more >>>>>


One thing normalized in the culture of safety is the delusional idea that ‘attributed’ measures like LTIFR actually have meaning… Discover more >>>>>


The Unintended Consequences of Safety Regulation First published 2013 and republished by request There is currently a lot of debate, confusion and frustration around the over regulation of safety and focus on administrative controls. Read the Regulators websites and it is obvious they had the best intentions. BUT, the resulting cultural change they were hoping for is ...… Discover more >>>>>


Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know Republished by request    Here are 10 and a bit things about safety that I plucked from some recent blog posts, that singularly or collectively only a handful of people may know. Or, if they knew them, perhaps did not know them well? Of ...… Discover more >>>>>


Safety shouldn’t be about safety, it should be about living and learning. When safety is made into some bureaucratic, legal or club exercise, it has lost the plot. This is why I prefer to talk much more about risk than I do about safety.… Discover more >>>>>


Never ask a Safety Person if they believe in Santa A Risk Assessment of Santa’s Toy Delivery Services There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% ...… Discover more >>>>>


Choosing a Safety Consultant - A Defensive Decision? A blast from the past - first published on this day in 2015 A new client complained the other day that they had engaged, with some confidence, a large National Safety Consulting Company to complete a traffic management plan. But, the consultant who turned up was a recent graduate who ...… Discover more >>>>>


Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercials – May offend!

by Dave Collins
Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercials – May offend! [sociallocker] Sexy safety - its gonna get dirty! Ok – its the weekend again and time for some less serious safety stuff. As a public service, we have previously written a few articles about how sex and primal instinct can be used as an effective way to sell the safety message. ...… Discover more >>>>>