`The missing factor for most senior managers is not the desire to do something to improve health and safety, rather it is a lack of knowledge of what they practically need to do to make a difference. Talking Safety for most people is the missing piece of the jigsaw, the piece that brings realisation and helps them to "get it". Key to this success is the light hearted and yet impactful style of the book which makes the techniques which have been developed through hard won experience immediately accessible.' Neil Budworth, former President of IOSH`Tim brings psychology to the world of safety in a manner which inspires workforce and directors alike and delivers real results'. Heather Beach EHS Director, Barbour`This book will quickly become the walk and talk standard from Europe's own safety leadership guru.' Jim McKerron HSEQ Director Enterprise
Talking Safety summarises, in a short user-friendly read, the key element of safety leadership - the management and supervisor 'walk and talk'. Safety standards are set by a combination of three things: first, the basic systems: risk assessments, procedures, training, inductions and maintenance; second, the amount of objective learning about the inevitable weaknesses in these systems achieved from a ‘Just Culture’ perspective; and third, the quality of ‘transformational’ safety leadership which means coaching not telling, praising not criticising, leading by example and maximising front-line ownership and involvement.
A good ‘walk and talk’ is the only methodology that covers all of these issues and really should be embedded as ‘part of the way we do things around here’. It is the centrepiece of any world class safety culture.