Category Archives: Grumpy

Health and safety software – how to screw up

We think our SafetyBase system is world-class software. But there are no short cuts to success. You have to work at it. This post takes a mischievous look at the way decisions about health and safety software are often made. It also offers hope for those who want to do it right. Background Our purpose has always been to offer comprehensive, serious …

Pam Corkery. Does anyone take her seriously?

There is part of me that is sort of grateful to Pam Corkery. She gave us the wonderful term “Puffed up little shit”, but I just saw the dear girl again on Paul Henry this morning (23 April). She was climbing out of her pants to get her vitriol across. What has she ever achieved? Married three times. Became well known as a radio journalist …

Fear of failure and pencil-whipping

I suspect that directors and managers so often end up injecting fear into their organisations by their table thumping approach to health and safety. How many times have we found that organisations claiming to have long and distinguished “zero accident” records are simply kidding themselves? They may even believe their own all-important statistics, …

Do gooders – please take note

This blog is about do gooders. You might be surprised at my dismissive tone. Sometimes, however, do gooders just need to be put in their place. You see, during the recent “Big Freeze” in the UK, householders were warned by their local authorities that clearing the snow from the public footpath and not doing it well could land them in court …