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Mar 28, 2018

A permit-to-work system is a formal written system used to control certain types of work that are potentially hazardous. It is a document which specifies the work to be done and certain precautions that are required to be taken. Permits-to-work are an essential part of a safe system of work and only allow for work […]

When a Permit to Work (PTW) Stops Working!

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Mar 19, 2018

Often during my time in a number of safety roles, I had been tasked with recruiting safety officers to support the HSE team in the various activities within the department. The majority of the time this involved interviewing safety personnel to work for our contractors for the full duration of a given contract or hiring […]

Build a Stronger Safety Culture by Hiring the Right Safety Officers

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Mar 13, 2018

With outside temperatures starting to increase in many parts of the world, it may be the time to ensure employers are taking those important steps to protect workers from heat stress and heat-related illnesses. Heat can cause more than just discomfort, exposure to such environments can be life-threatening unless strong measures are in place to manage an organization’s work […]

Successfully Managing Heat Stress Prevention Programs

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Mar 8, 2018

Industries worldwide rely on contractors for various specialised types of works in their facilities or operational plants, in many cases these tasks are hazardous, with significant training, hazard mitigation and control required, specifically during peak periods of operations or in times of maintenance turnarounds. The hazardous work, coupled with the potential lack of familiarity regarding the facilities existing hazards, often pose […]

Key Elements of a Successful Contractor Safety Management Program

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Mar 5, 2018

A worker is walking through a construction site, stepping over extension cords and planks from a nearby scaffolding erection. He turns a corner and nearly collides with one of his fellow colleagues. He tries to avoid the collision by stepping to the side and spills his hot coffee on his coverall in the process. This […]

Near Miss Reporting: A Different Approach to a Familiar Challenge

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Feb 27, 2018

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” Commonly used as an opening sentence at a management training session, renowned thinker Peter Drucker is famously credited with the above saying referring to the notion that you cannot be successful unless success is defined and tracked. Without clear objectives, you’re always going to be stuck […]

Thinking Strategically About Health and Safety: Setting your Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to Ensure Greater Impact.

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Feb 23, 2018

Much has been said recently with many articles written regarding the world’s first Internationally recognised Health and Safety standard, the ISO 45001. I decided to write this brief article explaining the benefits of having the standard and what additional work may be needed for companies to achieve the standard if they are currently certified to […]

OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 – The Transition to the World’s First International Health and Safety Standard

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Dec 12, 2017

Very recently we introduced the ZERO Harm behavioral safety program in which a number of personnel have begun to undertake…..But what is ZERO Harm and what does it mean? Zero Harm is about caring for each other and demonstrating that care on a daily basis, it is about all employees going home safely at the end […]

What is Zero Harm?

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Oct 29, 2017

The concept of safety leadership is something that is very much talked about in various organizations worldwide. It is a term which we also hear quite often after a major work place accident takes place, fingers are pointed and one of the root causes of the event is often mentioned as “Lack of Safety Leadership”. […]

Safety Leadership

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