Waterford News and Star Feature – Health & Safety Waterford

Health & Safety Waterford moves to a new level with Safety Leadership by Darlington Consulting. Read our full feature in Waterford News and Star.

News & Star feature June 2014

July 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Waterford News and Star Feature – Health & Safety Waterford

How to grow your own Safety Leaders

Leaders are normally thought of as coming from the top of the organisation be they the CEO and/or Senior Managers. But leaders can come from anywhere; they can be anyone, at any level and need not have job titles, […]

June 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on How to grow your own Safety Leaders

Are you making the right choice – to engage in Safety Leadership?

Those of us living in Ireland are going through a tough time of austerity where all sorts of cutbacks and extra taxes and charges are hitting everyone to a greater or lesser degree.  However at the same time we […]

June 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Are you making the right choice – to engage in Safety Leadership?

Are these the best health and safety commitments ever?

Here is a sample of the many fine Charters and Principles re health and safety that large companies and other organisations have publicly proclaimed.  What do you think of them?

Canada – Health and Safety Leadership Charter

To subscribe to […]

June 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Are these the best health and safety commitments ever?

Policy and Paper versus Practice

How many times have you seen the most well developed health and safety policies, safety statement, risk assessments and procedures in an organisation only to find that the work practices do not reflect any of it?  It is much […]

May 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Policy and Paper versus Practice

The Real Benefits of Networking

Since moving to Waterford recently I have been busy on a range of fronts including Networking at business events so that companies and individuals know that I am back and ready to do business with them.  I know that […]

May 12th, 2014|Comments Off on The Real Benefits of Networking

We need values and principles – not more health and safety rules

We cannot create a rule for everything and as some would, say rules are there to be broken. Instead we should set out the key values of our organisation which will (a) provide us with principles to govern our […]

April 28th, 2014|Comments Off on We need values and principles – not more health and safety rules

Who cares about protecting Irish workers?

Well I do for starters. However many business leaders show no regard for human life when one looks at the accident and fatality statistic in Ireland. Twelve people have already been killed so far in 2014 in Irish workplaces and a total of forty seven people lost their lives last year...

April 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Who cares about protecting Irish workers?

Leader of a London council refused to wear a hard hat while visiting a construction site.

You can read the full article which appeared in August 2011 at the link below but the real issue here is a failure of leadership.  All organisations have health and safety rules, most are well founded and hopefully are […]

March 31st, 2014|Comments Off on Leader of a London council refused to wear a hard hat while visiting a construction site.

Slips, trips and falls from texting while walking.

What did we ever do before texting?   We communicated by telephone or we called to see  colleagues or friends and as far as I know no major relationships collapsed nor did the world as we know it end  Now […]

March 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Slips, trips and falls from texting while walking.