Over the last 15 years, I've worked with a wide range of safety professionals. In that time, many of them have stayed in relatively the same position, while others have become the head of operations for large companies around the world.
Workplace Communicator Blog
One November evening in 1987, commuters were busily rushing home from work on the London Underground.
Following on from the recent article I wrote on safety apps, it's time to go through some more general, but really useful, business productivity apps.
When it comes to getting staff to remember your important safety messages, using a safety slogan can be an effective way of getting the message through.
But not all safety slogans cut it. A lot of them are quite bland and well, just not catchy. Given that we're bombarded with around 3,000 messages a day, your safety slogan will become invisible and ineffective pretty quickly.
To ensure that your workplace safety communication is engaging, you need to have a stand out safety slogan. When choosing or designing your safety slogan, there are a few things you need to consider, to make sure your safety slogan is memorable.
A new online training video course has been launched by Digicast Productions to improve leadership skills of supervisors, in order to improve safety performance and culture.
Yet, some savvy managers realise that even though their safety record looks great, there is still something amiss.
Regular, open communication and consultation about safety is a proven way to reduce injuries and workplace accidents.
Are your safety efforts are stuck in the past? Unfortunately, some companies think of safety as an afterthought ensuring that it is never fully integrated into the organisation. Thereby, ensuring that safety is never properly embedded into the company.
We've all experienced the critical, negative work colleague who puts a dampener on everything. They complain about the boss, other staff members, customers, new initiatives and always seem to see something sinister lurking behind a new initiative. They only seem to laugh when someone hurts themselves.
Safety professionals often complain about how hard it is to get people to listen to them about safety. This is often a subtle sign that it might be time to change how they approach communicating the need for safe behaviours, rather than getting frustrated that it's not working. After all, as Einstein said: