Congratulations TasRail

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Excellence in work health and safety culture 2018 WorkSafe Award winner. Wonderful to see the team at TasRail acknowledged for their efforts. It is a pleasure partnering with them to implement the SafetyCircle Program. Watch this space as they continue to break further ground taking on the challenge in 2019. Pictured: Derek Van der Heide, Risk and Compliance Manager and Guy Barnett, MP.

Do you have a “Safety Dojo”?

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Recently I came across a simple work health and safety training concept so well delivered that I felt foolish I’d never heard or thought of it before. I was traveling in Japan studying Toyota, it’s suppliers and other companies employing Lean Production approaches; more about that in future articles. My first insight was how fully engaged and in “flow” the workforce appeared to be. They were trained and developed to not just “do your job”; but “improve your job, every day”. We heard from many work groups about their collaborative problem solving methods, efforts and successes. Two of the guided walk-throughs we did took us to a Safety Dojo. (For the uninitiated in martial arts, a “Dojo” is a place to be taught and practice the skills of a discipline – such as Karate or Aikido) Basically a safety dojo …

SafetyCircle Customer – The CEO’s View

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In this blog we present a speech by Peter Cornish, former CEO of Wengfu Australia delivered at a recent WorkSafe Tasmania WorkSafe Month forum: About Wengfu: Wengfu (pronounced Wong-Foo) Australia is a subsidiary of the Wengfu Group, a Chinese manufacturer of a wide range of phosphate-based products including phosphate fertilisers, chemicals, food and animal feed additives. Wengfu Australia imports fertilisers into Australia for use in commercial agriculture, and phosphoric acid, STPP and DCP for use in a range of industries including the food and animal feed additives industries. Here’s what Peter had to say recently about the CEO’s experience of the SafetyCircle program I first became a CEO 11 years ago. Despite having had some 12 years’ experience prior to that on senior management teams, I really was rather lost as to how as a CEO I could fulfill the …

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Inside and Outside the SafetyCircle

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SafetyCircle is all about identifying what’s “Inside and Outside” the Circle. For those who know how the SafetyCircle sessions go, this image drawn by a client Rami and Rowan from Smith Associates, looks a bit different than how we draw the distinctions of the SafetyCircle – but all the words and intent is the same and we love it – so here it is…