SAFETY II | HOP and the Guiding Principles

2021-02-08T10:50:44+10:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

SAFETY II | HOP and the Guiding Principles We were very impressed when the team at Queensland Urban Utilities shared their infographic on how they work on implementing HOP.  The poster introduces the concepts to their teams and other stakeholders.  So far, they have been using it or investigation and conducting a large scale SME groups.  Future group work includes assurance and beyond! With thanks to Queensland Energy and especially Daniel Kopacz, the Principal Investigation and Assurance Specialist for sharing this amazing document for us all to use and benefit from. Do you have a way [...]

A Convenient Story by Andrea Baker

2021-02-08T10:51:14+10:00Tags: , , , , , , |

A Convenient Story by Andrea Baker“Well, that’s a convenient story,” the company CEO bleared at me through his watery spectacled eyes.   This man was tired.  Not “I didn’t sleep enough last night” tired; he was“I haven’t slept well in 20 years” tired.  Those eyes had seen too many cross faces in the board room, too many hours of a flickering computer screen, too many blurry digital displays reading 3AM, and now they were pointedly fixed on me.“You’re trying to prove to us that this human and…human and ope…what is it called?”  he glanced down at his notes [...]

Safety II – a facinating development in safety management and solution focus. An article by Mark McKergow

2021-02-08T10:51:23+10:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Safety II – Mark McKergowI was recently contacted by Andy Shone of Southpac, who provide training to the airline and other safety-critical industries from their base on Australia’s Gold Coast.  Andy was initially interested to discuss our work on host leadership, but in a context I hadn’t previously known – ‘Safety II’.  Some of you will know that my pre-consulting background was in the nuclear power business here in the UK, and even after moving on from there I devised and ran safety leadership courses for senior managers in the industry in the 1990s and early 2000s.  What’s [...]

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