One of our most experienced consultants (Gill Kernick) was deeply affected by the recent fire in the tower block in London. She works collaboratively to build the leadership capability to shape cultures and unlock potential and performance. Ensuring the voice of the front-line worker is heard by senior executives is a focus of her work, Gill has a passion for developing the leadership capability and culture needed to prevent major accidents.
Recently a worker fell from a 4.8-meter-high scaffold located just outside a process plant. He and two colleagues equipped with harnesses and prepped with a Tool Box Talk (TBT) set out to dismantle the scaffolding in fair weather. Despite being tied off, one man fell to the ground and suffered serious injuries. Fortunately, he did not die.
Many car drivers do not check their surroundings while opening the door of their vehicle. Seeing if something is coming from behind before opening the door is crucial, one way to make sure that you always check your surroundings is to adopt and practice the simple technique called “Dutch Reach”.
It’s early Saturday morning and Somchai, a young Thai foreman, is tired, but alert. Promoted to his position and transferred recently, along with his crew, from a civil worksite to this old refinery in South Asia, he realizes he is anxious much of each working day.
Catalysing People to be Safety Leaders: A Personal Journey from Feeling Like a Prisoner to Being a Champion of IIF. What Does it Take to Stay True to Your Courageous and Uncompromising Commitment to Safety?
First my title, “Cardinal Rules for Managers” and my approach to this topic. The words rules and compliance appear in a number of your comments. A few argue that adding rules for managers will just result in a more compliance-driven culture and not necessarily a safer one. I agree.
Life-Saving Rules” and so on for their workers. These titles have been created to signal their imperative. They also form the basis for “just cause”: the levels of disciplinary response to violations by offending workers and supervisors.
Along with over 7,000 delegates, JMJ attended this event held in Abu Dhabi in November last year. This meeting point for the global oil and gas industry was stimulating and highly valuable. The wide range of conference sessions provided many pointers to the future ahead of us.