Break the silos for better risk management

Break the silos to better manage risks: Inspiration from Risk-!n Last week Basel hosted the Risk-!n conference.  For me, this was a fascinating peek into the world of Enterprise Risk Management, the parallels and differences to Operational Risk Management where I spend my time. It gave an opportunity to learn from the things they do so […]

Reducing bottlenecks

Tell people that you will solve their problems, give them an ability to tell you about them, and you may open the flood gates.  These ‘hazards’ or ‘non conformances’ can come from a wide range of sources:  audits, complaints, actions from meetings, just doing the job or being observant when walking around.  We can imagine a large number […]

Steps to a better safety culture

An ‘effective safety culture’ is the holy grail of safety and something that we are all trying to reach.  Just like the movies, the path is long, hard and filled with trials to test you and divert you.  One route map that shows the way is provided by the Bradley Curve (Dupont).  This leads companies through the stages […]

Do you know Peter?

I haven’t spoken to Peter for quite some time, but he is one of those people that it doesn’t seem to matter.  He is warm and friendly, and it the time disappears.   Peter is retired now, but previously had a long and successful career in health, safety and environment in a large multinational.  He came from an […]

Creating a positive image for H&S

Why Proactively loves the red squirrel I have been searching for a way to make H&S ‘engaging’.  What I am really looking for is the way to present the subject in a positive, interesting and memorable way that draws people in, wanting to find out more.  This is what branding is all about.   There have been many H&S articles […]