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6 Steps to Creating a Checklist

We’ve talked about Atul Gawande before and his book ‘The Checklist Manifesto’ and, at this early stage in our blog series on checklists, we think it’s worth hammering home some of the points he makes. Boeing, NASA, and other large organizations have entire teams dedicated to creating checklists. Fortunately, you can capture significant improvements using checklists […]

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A checklist for checklists? ….why not?

We’ve previously blogged about Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto which is a great help for the medical sector. We suggest you make familiarize yourself with it, but here is a great ‘ a checklist for checklists’ that’ll help you get started in whichever industry you’re in. Just use this as a clear, simple, and general […]

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Where to Start with Checklists?

Before we get into the detail of industry-specific checklists and the issues involved in their design and operation we should remind you about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA’s role is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers […]

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Do you need help working with checklists?

Do you need help working with checklists? Do you struggle to design the right checklists for your business? – Talk to us and see how we can help, for free*! We can help you find templates to use, ‘sense-check’ the templates you think you’d like to use, or even design new templates from scratch – […]

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Safety first

Do we really put safety first?…. quite possibly not

We often say that safety is our number one priority and we’d probably like it to be. But if we drill down into our business we’d probably find that not everyone agrees with us. We may have signs and slogans plastered all over our walls shouting ‘Safety First’ but in real terms, our behavior probably […]

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A view from the Maritime Union of Australia…

A interesting counter-view of the benefits of Behavioural Based Safety systems is raised here. It’s an aged article and produced by a controversial labor organization, The Maritime Union of Australia… (c’mon guys, your views have been considered ‘strident’ on occasions in the past…) Nonetheless, we think it’s a valid comment and would welcome your own […]

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How to Focus on the Real Root Cause of Errors

The next blog in our series on how to develop a Behavioural Based Safety System is ‘How to Focus on the Real Root Cause of Errors’ – We don’t like to make things complicated and think you’ll find this a really easy model to follow. Try it out and do please let us know how […]

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‘Tailor’ Your Behavioral Based Safety Program

The next in our series on implementing and improving a Behavioural Based Safety system involves ‘tailoring’ the language, style, and branding of the program to your own organization. It’s can be a great idea to use a standard ‘off-the-shelf’ program that has been proven to work elsewhere – but it MUST be tailored to your […]

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Why not use Certainty Software with IMCA guidance documents?

It’s great to see that the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has undertaken its ambitious project of reviewing every guidance document in its extensive library, ensuring all are fully up-to-date. Work on the project, which started in January 2016, will be completed in the first quarter of this year. The IMCA guidance documents provide an […]

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