Author: Jake Cole

How to Conduct a Workplace Health and Safety Audit in 6 Steps

How to Conduct a Workplace Health and Safety Audit in 6 Steps

Whether you’re doing your first health and safety audit or simplify your existing process, these six steps (and free template) will help you on your way.  When it comes to analysing a business’ workplace health and safety (WHS) performance, audits are fundamental. But...
Toolbox Talk Topics – 10 Ideas for Your Next Talk

Toolbox Talk Topics – 10 Ideas for Your Next Talk

Are you new to toolbox talks? It can be hard to think of topics for your next safety meeting. Sometimes you’re ready to go with a handful of ideas, other times you’re staring at a blank document. Occasionally you’ll find yourself reading a blog post...
What Does it Mean to be a Safety Manager in 2020? Reshaping the Role

What Does it Mean to be a Safety Manager in 2020? Reshaping the Role

Safety managers have existed for over 30 years in some organisations. Like many jobs, the role has changed significantly over time due to technology changes, knowledge of injuries and their treatment, the type of work we do and the legislation and compliance around...
What is Human Organisational Performance?

What is Human Organisational Performance?

Human Organisational Performance (HOP) is a different approach to workplace safety that focuses on the human element. HOP is a philosophy that creates a local culture change for better system design. It assumes the human part is the most unpredictable factor and that...
Chasing the 0: Can you Really Prevent All Workplace Accidents?

Chasing the 0: Can you Really Prevent All Workplace Accidents?

Is it realistic to expect that you can prevent all workplace accidents? Some people will argue that with the right systems and processes in place combined with adequate staff training, there’s no reason why a business shouldn’t be 100% accident-free. On the...