3 Techniques to Improve Decisions when Looking at Your Incident Data

This post extends the discussion on Incident Data you can find here – and gives three techniques you can use to analyse your data to produce more helpful information.  Information that will help decision makers in the organisation make choices that reduce the risk profile of your organisation. To set the scene – As1885.1-1990 Workplace…

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Plant Dossiers – The Three Key Areas that Should be Considered when Acquiring and Introducing Plant to Your Business

This post is for the engineers and decision makers in businesses who are acquiring and / or managing plant.  I’m using the legal definition for plant here – so it covers “any machinery, application or appliance” – which pretty much means most everything! There area a key set of requirements set down in Australian (and…

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Working Smarter – Part 4

This final section of the Working Smarter post covers two key points. Balance – to allow you to be consistent (in being amazing!) and an overview of how you can develop a strategy and supporting tactics to implement a One Thing approach for your business.  This is the final post in this series – the…

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Working Smarter – Part 3

Another skill to develop is Willpower. In this setting it is about taking your ideas and making them real – by cutting through personally imposed limitations.  The earlier posts in this series are Part 1 and Part 2.   Strike When The Iron is Hot You’ve applied effort on your One Thing – it is important to keep…

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Working Smarter – Part 2

This second article builds on the skills to gain and changes you’ll need to make to achieve Amazing. This post follow on from Part 1 in this series.   Generate Good Habits Once you commit to implementing a strategy to overcome “role overload” by focussing on the One Thing – it is time to build your work…

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Working Smarter – Part 1

On the back of an interesting read en route to a client’s site – I thought I’d share some thoughts on working smarter.  I know – much over-worked phrase – but potentially useful given how hard everyone is working on their sites in this contractionary environment.  Unless I’ve missed something – with recent retrenchments and…

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Decision Making in Difficult Times

The Snapshot This post covers a reflection on major losses that have occurred – sometime (often many years) after decisions were made “in extremis” (under time and cost pressure in a very difficult / near closure environment).  The decisions were made by well meaning decision makers – but with 20/20 hind sight (during the detailed…

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Risk Maturity Journey

Observations of Risk Management Maturity – from First Attempts to High Reliability Organisations This post presents a reflection on the journey of a business from first attempts to best practice risk management.  It is drawn from Peter’s observations of companies over a 25 year period – and is prepared in the hope that decision making…

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The Sleeper Within – Part 3

In this post a few ideas for Other Steps you can take to improve what you learn from incidents are discussed. In brief: How to scope up a project to confirm that you are getting value from your incident reporting; Aspects of what would be involved in implementing a mentoring program – that can address some…

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The Sleeper Within – Part 2

In this post you’ll find a discussion on approaches to analyzing your incident data.  These approaches work – and I would suggest give you a much better understanding of the risks you are facing than trying to sum together the risk scores from multiple qualitative team studies of risk in a business. How to Analyze…

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