Scissors, Paper, Rock !!! Is this how you determine the control measures for hazards identified in your work activities ! Sounds a bit childish I know, but with some of the incidents that occur on sites it could be interpreted that this is how work teams have determined to control a hazard. Whilst risk assessment… Read More Scissors, Paper, Rock !!!
Are you Managing Safety or Managing a Safety System? Much has been written in the safety arena of late about the value for the ‘over abundance’ of red tape and bureaucracy around ensuring worker safety on construction project sites. It seems the larger the organisation you contract to, the more ‘paperwork’ you are required to… Read More Are you Managing Safety or Managing a Safety System?
Quick Guide to Auditing OHS Systems George’s Safety Reflections – by the late George Robotham There is some confusion in practice between the terms inspection and audit, I distinguish between the two by saying you inspect things and you audit systems. Organisations that are successful at Occupational Health and Safety have regular comprehensive internal… Read More Quick Guide to Auditing OHS Systems
Today is probably the most important national occasion in Australia and NZ. ANZAC Day – 25 April – marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The day our combined forces landed on the beaches at Gallipoli in 1915 to capture the… Read More 25 Ways to stuff up a Safety Management System
Bureaucracy and Paperwork in OHS Introduction I believe bureaucracy and paperwork is strangling innovation and progress in OHS. Overly complex systems are being used and people give up because it is too much like hard work. Some examples One organisation I was associated with employed an outside consultant to develop safe working procedures in… Read More Bureaucracy and Paperwork in OHS