Management – Responsible for safety AND saving money

Simon Beechinor Inspection management, Safety data, Safety management 0 Comments

When management are pressing for a schedule to be maintained and telling people that the ‘deadline must be met’, they would do well to pause for thought. It’s management that’s responsible for the performance of our people in the field. Recently in the media we’ve seen some notable examples of safety management failure in the shipping industry – but the …

Saving a business money, takes effort!

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Unless you’re like the retail business manager who once told me that he was ‘making way too much money to worry about cutting costs’, cost management simply aims to achieve the most cost-effective way of delivering your goods or services to a given level of quality. Cost management isn’t about reducing quality or short-changing customers. The low-cost airlines are arguably …

Certainty Software…Protecting your reputation and assets

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Any competent directors will want to comply with the law when managing SHE, but directors will also want to protect the reputation of themselves AND their business from the adverse publicity that a serious accident would bring. Directors and managers will want to avoid undue pressure arising from employees, trade unions and customers because of poor safety and health management …

Certainty Software is guaranteed to reduce the cost of HSE

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Business managers may see there’s a cost involved in implementing good HSE systems and there is. However, there’s an enormous cost of not doing it properly. Here at Certainty Software we’ve developed a powerful auditing and inspection tool that’s guaranteed to reduce the cost of managing HSE. This month we’re offering a FREE trial – so be sure to take …

Take the Certainty Software Challenge and See if Your Company can Save $ Thousands of Dollars per Site Every Year!

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At Certainty Software Software, we are proud of one very important thing. Our clients save an enormous amount of time and money using Certainty Software – our audit and inspection management software solution. By automating the audit/inspection process with Certainty Software, our clients on average save over $4,000 and avoid more than 125 person hours of data entry, data management …

Is there enough of checklist culture in the mining sector?

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The key purpose of this blog series is to help ‘cross-fertilise’ ideas and opinions from one industry sector to another. This week we’re looking at the mining sector and reflect on some of the challenges presented there. We found this great article in support of checklists and recommend you read it in full here,  – my point is you may …

“I don’t need these stupid checklists… because I know this stuff already.”

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You may think that you don’t need to use checklists because you already know what to do or because you’ve done it a hundred times before. But even though you may have done so yourself or you’ve told other people what to do, it’s only human nature to make mistakes or to try and take short-cuts. Those mistakes or short-cuts …

Help! If anyone else knows how to do this, I can be replaced!

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No blog series on checklists can be complete without addressing the resistance that some (many?) people will have to using them. It’s one thing for you to be convinced of the merits of checklists, but if your colleagues don’t think they’re a clever idea, then you’re going to have a struggle on your hands. We need to look at some …

‘Experts’ are sometimes the biggest obstacle…

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Sure, there are some disadvantages to using checklists which we’ve touched on in the preceding blogs. But the far biggest obstacle to their successful implementation is the ‘expert’ who’s offended at the thought of ever needing a checklist. That ‘expert’ can be anyone in the organisation. The expert will give any number of reasons checklists are a waste of time but none …