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20 August 2019

Piper Alpha: the Disaster in Detail – Article from the Chemical Engineer

Most workplace safety incidents have their genesis well before the actual incident. Unless you take a holistic, integrated view to organisational safety, the origins of safety the incident is often not uncovered. 

This article – Piper Alpha: The Disaster in Detail – provides a summary of decisions and behaviour that contributed to the ultimate incident, commencing when the decision was made to retro fit the Piper Alpha  to process gas in addition to oil that it was built to do.  

Safety X recognises that incidents do commence before their date and works with Safety Professionals to influence their organisations so this is well understood  and that personnel at all levels, take safety into consideration.   Our Safety Integrity System designed to facilitate this approach.. Follow this link – Safety Integrity System – to view our video outlining this approach.    

Safety Integrity System from Safety X

The article can be sourced at:  Piper Alpha: The Disaster in Detail

 

17 August 2019

From Drama Triangle to Influencing Cycle – Changing the Relationship between Safety Professionals, Supervisors and Employees

How Safety Professional can move from playing a role in Karpman’s Drama Triangle to influencing through the Influencing Cycle. Originally published by Safety Culture Development

My understanding is that many people who pursue safety as a career because they want to make a difference. They want to do this by helping people be safe at work. Many safety professionals then find themselves in conflict, not only with managers and supervisors, but also the people they want to keep safe – the workers. They often feel like victims – “I was only trying to help”. There is a different way. By using an influencing approach as described in the Influencing Cycle the relationship is changed from conflict to support and learning. Find out more in the following article.

From Drama Triangle to Influencing Cycle Changing the Relationship between Safety Professionals, Supervisors and Employees

15 August 2019

Safety Integrity System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fay8BL_H7eQ

Safety Integrity System, used by Safety X and Safety Culture Development , is designed to support the integration of safety into our organisations. Using the Safety Integrity System ensures that all organisational activities, from culture development to continuous improvement, support desired safety and performance outcomes as shown in the model below.

Safety Integrity System Components from Safety X

A video explaining the Safety Integrity System can be located at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fay8BL_H7eQ

17 June 2019

Organisational Alignment Video Series. (Enabling Vision to be Achieved – EVA)

We have recently released the first two of a five video series on Organisation Alignment for Safety Professionals. We refer to our alignment approach as EVA – Enabling Safety Vision to be Achieved.

Enabling Safety Vision to be Achieved – Organisational Alignment https://youtu.be/k6K1V_zVUM8

Enabling Safety Vision to be Achieved EVA – Vision https://youtu.be/3OEfQz_RjQU

The core principle of our approach is the need to align your organisation’s (safety) vision, strategic plans goals and actions (what we do) that we call Management and behavior, relationships and culture (how we do what we do) which refer to as Leadership. as outlined in the model below.

The Organisational Alignment series consists of:

Part 1 EVA – Organisational Alignment

Part 2 EVA – Vision

Part 3 EVA – Management

Part 4 EVA – Leadership

Part 5 EVA – Putting it all together – an example

17 August 2019

From Drama Triangle to Influencing Cycle – Changing the Relationship between Safety Professionals, Supervisors and Employees

How Safety Professional can move from playing a role in Karpman’s Drama Triangle to influencing through the Influencing Cycle. Originally published by Safety Culture Development

My understanding is that many people who pursue safety as a career because they want to make a difference. They want to do this by helping people be safe at work. Many safety professionals then find themselves in conflict, not only with managers and supervisors, but also the people they want to keep safe – the workers. They often feel like victims – “I was only trying to help”. There is a different way. By using an influencing approach as described in the Influencing Cycle the relationship is changed from conflict to support and learning. Find out more in the following article.

From Drama Triangle to Influencing Cycle Changing the Relationship between Safety Professionals, Supervisors and Employees

15 August 2019

Safety Integrity System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fay8BL_H7eQ

Safety Integrity System, used by Safety X and Safety Culture Development , is designed to support the integration of safety into our organisations. Using the Safety Integrity System ensures that all organisational activities, from culture development to continuous improvement, support desired safety and performance outcomes as shown in the model below.

Safety Integrity System Components from Safety X

A video explaining the Safety Integrity System can be located at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fay8BL_H7eQ

17 June 2019

Organisational Alignment Video Series. (Enabling Vision to be Achieved – EVA)

We have recently released the first two of a five video series on Organisation Alignment for Safety Professionals. We refer to our alignment approach as EVA – Enabling Safety Vision to be Achieved.

Enabling Safety Vision to be Achieved – Organisational Alignment https://youtu.be/k6K1V_zVUM8

Enabling Safety Vision to be Achieved EVA – Vision https://youtu.be/3OEfQz_RjQU

The core principle of our approach is the need to align your organisation’s (safety) vision, strategic plans goals and actions (what we do) that we call Management and behavior, relationships and culture (how we do what we do) which refer to as Leadership. as outlined in the model below.

The Organisational Alignment series consists of:

Part 1 EVA – Organisational Alignment

Part 2 EVA – Vision

Part 3 EVA – Management

Part 4 EVA – Leadership

Part 5 EVA – Putting it all together – an example