Author Archives: Simon Lawrence

Passion for Safety. Please no!

10 Health and Safety Myths – those times we smelled a rat This week: Passion for safety – Please no! Background to the series: Health and safety is a consequence of doing things right. That’s because it’s quality management and it co-habits with efficiency. It’s a product of good management more than being an end in itself. …

Safety Culture – a steam in a teacup?

Last month, I was asked to speak at a meeting of one of my long-term clients. The subject was “safety culture”. It’s something I’m interested in, but I decided I’d better do some research. And it turns out there is neither a consensus about what it is, nor that it is even needed! The scientific paper I used The paper is …

Road safety and “Zero Harm”

Hey, Road Safety Summit team in Wellington. I see the Minister wants “A new road safety strategy and the steps we need to get there.” She needs “A clear idea of the outcomes we want”. She has also been using THAT word “transformational”. The one the Boss uses. So I’m here to help! “Audacious!” The “audacious” …