Stick, Stick, Stick (carrot . . ?)

In August of 2015, a flooring company worker was badly burned when flammable vapour from glue he was using ignited due to another worker nearby using a blow torch. The company was subsequently prosecuted and found guilty under New Zealand legislation. What I found remarkable about this story was not the fact that the hazard…

Attributes of a safety leader

In safety, we often talk about “leadership at all levels” as there are people anywhere within a business that can provide leadership. I have some general misgivings about this. Not as a philosophy, but as a practical reality. It falls under the same umbrella as “empowerment” and the oft-quoted “safety is everyone’s responsibility”. Unfortunately, while noble…

Rules – who needs them?

This was first posted on Safety Differently. My grandfather was a Military Policeman in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. My father was a Royal Marine. I remember as a child seeing a clipping of an old article in a national newspaper with a large photograph of him captioning a story of…

Welcome

Welcome to the SafetyQuo blog. This is my first blog post and a new site. Please bear with me while I try to work out all the technicalities! I’ve started with a few articles to provoke some thinking which, imaginatively, you can find under ‘Articles’. Over time I’ll be adding more and also be developing some tools…