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Robert O'Neill

Robert is the founder and OHS Consulting Practice Leader of Work Safety Hub, with more than 10 years’ experience in managing safety and risk management programs.
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From Compliance to Organisational Resilience. 4 critical principles

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jun 10, 2021 4:39:35 PM

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Topics: Safety Management Systems, Organisational Resilience

Overcoming the tick & flick. The road to adaptive capacity

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 12, 2021 2:56:01 PM

overcoming the safety tick n flick

Work as imagined (WAI) versus work as a done (WAD), some abstract terms, but really useful in terms of their implications. We could also refer to the terms collectively, a different label, the job perception gap.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Safety coaching, Safety Differently

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