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Simplifying safety systems and reducing the weight of compliance

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Mar 26, 2021 11:18:12 AM

469577905-280x240The past principles and practices of safety management have served us really well and they will continue to do so particularly for simple tasks where individuals or small groups are carrying out things where the risks are well-known and not much is changing in the environment. However, what happens when a procedure doesn't fit the situation? What happens if something unexpected strikes and there's no rule to cover the situation? What happens if we chose to go outside the procedure to get things done?

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Topics: Safe Systems of Work, Safety Management Systems, Organisational Resilience, Safety Differently

From Agility to Resilience - the role of safety culture

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jul 14, 2020 12:05:57 PM

483170835-280x240Asking ‘why?’ about incidents several times and answering, ‘because … ’, inevitably leads to the answer, ‘culture’—the climate of practices, values, accountability and communications pervading in an organisation, summed up in the phrase, ‘the way we do things around here’.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Workplace Culture

How construction clients reduce time, cost and resourcing with safety in design leadership!

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jun 3, 2020 1:07:06 PM

457925963-280x240When construction clients demonstrate a commitment to a strong project safety culture, and establish a team responsible for safety leadership from the outset, our analysis shows a significant reduction in costs, time and allocated resourcing for the project. Client Safety Leadership also minimises the residual costs associated with occupancy safety issues once construction is completed.

Once dedicated teams of safety advocates with a diverse range of skills have been enlisted, procedures should be developed. The team should be authoritative, providing a single, unambiguous contact point for safety matters with clear responsibilities. This can be achieved by the formal appointment of a senior level representative of the client as chairperson.

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Topics: Safety In Design

COVID 19 Audit Tool for Construction, Trades & Allied Industries

Posted by Deirdre McConn on Apr 28, 2020 3:25:17 PM

481250193-280x240Free COVID 19 Resources. Interactive Construction Audit Tool

Construction, Trades and Allied Industries.

We are continuing to prepare a series of resources to assist our clients with the management and control of COVID 19 in the workplace.

Continuing with Construction, the team has prepared a Construction Audit Tool for COVID 19. We cover the recent advisories from Safe Work Australia, WorkSafe Victoria and the Master Builders. The audit tool is a web based, interactive tool with check boxes.

This is a user friendly tool designed to be conducted digitally directly on site. 

You can view and use the Construction COVID 19 Audit Tool here in a web browser.

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Topics: Hazardous Materials Management

COVID 19 Free Toolbox Talk for Construction, Trades & Allied Industries

Posted by Maria Lastra on Apr 20, 2020 4:12:20 PM

Screen Shot 2020-04-20 at 3.19.53 pmFree COVID 19 Toolbox Resources.

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Topics: Hazardous Materials Management