Housekeeping – let’s not slip up

Many organisations spend huge money on developing health and safety strategies, policies, mission statements, even going for OHSAS 18001 yet many forget to sweep the floor and empty the bins.

Bedrock of good health and safety

Good housekeeping is one of […]

July 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Housekeeping – let’s not slip up

Life is too short to be killing yourself

Friends would describe me as a typical self-employed workaholic, who is very driven, determined and focused on results. I believe these are good qualities to have unless they take over your life.

Unexpected Death

We all think we are invincible until […]

June 25th, 2015|Comments Off on Life is too short to be killing yourself

Shattering of (Health and Safety) Myths

Back in 1999 I spoke at Health and Safety Review conference in Green Isle Hotel and the title of my presentation was – The Shattering of Myths. Back then I listed the 9 top myths that I felt existed […]

June 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Shattering of (Health and Safety) Myths

Safety Leadership built on competence

The picture I have featured today is of a shipwreck under the sea outside Puerto Calero in Lanzarote. I was on holiday there recently and went on a submarine trip which was fantastic. Sadly the captain of this ship, […]

March 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Safety Leadership built on competence

Safety Leadership – Winning over the Board

Introduction

I lived in Sligo for over 6 years and Ben Bulben is one of my favourite images from the County. To me it has always represented something that is beautiful, ever changing (according to the seasons) yet steadfast and […]

March 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Safety Leadership – Winning over the Board

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