Ok, let’s get real. Everybody has their pet challenge with safety, what yours? Money (obviously!), people, material, tools, work environment, client sales or what?
Staff training is not an all comer’s game, don’t just dive in hoping for the best. There are certified safety trainers, seek them out to help work on closing your identified learning and competence gaps if you’re to turnaround your crew. Remember, like in all trades, quacks abound in safety as well.
First word: These are hard times so every cent has to count much more than ever before if the business must see the next day. It’s time then to cut out the nice-to-have little extras and face reality.
Managing safely is synonymous to safe and efficient production. Yet not many businesses make that connection until it’s too late. All too often they suffer a death blow before sitting down to examine what went wrong.
Your Business is Hemorrhaging Money... And you don’t know why it’s happening. Well, not surprising. Plenty of businesses are in the same boat because they simply do not see the big picture.
Responsibility is not just a word. It isn’t supposed to be but in workplaces around the globe, quite a number of people don’t seem to want to know any different.
Communication is the vehicle of the safety trade or any trade for that matter. Clear cut communication is to safety management what a navigation compass is to a sailor, for without it plans for safe operations can go several degrees off course.
Setting up some kind of management system to manage safety is where to begin. It doesn’t have to be a massive organization or set up but it must have key elements embedded to ensure all angles are covered, including reviews for continuous improvements.
When it comes to road safety we’re all equally exposed. There are no special safeguards for anyone, not the poor nor the rich. Not the president, not the governor and not the unemployed.
It is safe to say at this point that looking for who is to blame amounts to taking the path of least resistance – an unnecessary official cop out which may be due to ignorance or lack of capacity, or both.