Getting your qualification is just the start of the safety professional’s journey towards effective workplace practice. World Class Health and Safety doesn’t repeat the whys and whats of health and safety management, instead it is a helpful how-to guide for newly qualified and experienced health and safety professionals to get the best out of their knowledge, experience and the people they work with. This book is filled with practical examples that bring the subject to life, covering the skills and techniques you need to be a leader of safety, overcome inaction and make lasting positive changes to safety performance and culture – enabling more people to go home safe every day. World Class Health and Safety teaches the reader to:
World Class Health and Safety is essential reading for those wishing to invest in their own professional development, to communicate effectively and to understand and deliver safety in the wider business context, wherever in the world they might be working.
'Richard’s highly informative and engaging articles for SHP have helped thousands of health and safety practitioners fine-tune their approach to implementing health and safety and encouraged them to think about ways to influence and inspire their workforce.'
Roz Sanderson, digital editor, SHP Online
'He offers how-to guidelines that will enable the safety and health adviser with limited experience of working with outside training consultants, or making a cost-benefit case for an improvement initiative, or dealing with serious conflict with fellow managers to set off in the right direction, and hopefully reach good outcomes, both for the organisation and its OSH standards. This he does superbly, hence my verdict: an outstanding book; highly recommended.'
Paul Smith MA CFIOSH, former Health and Safety Executive inspector, IOSH Magazine
Foreword, Introduction, Part I: Understanding the Climate, 1. Clipboard and Cagoule, 2. Corporate Responsibility, Safety and Business Activities, Part II: Leadership and Management Skills for Safety Professionals, 3. Creating a Safety Strategy and Work Plan, 4. Communicating Safety, 5. Effective Safety Training, 6. Developing Effective Health and Safety Management Systems and Safe Systems of Work, 7. A Model for Auditing, 8. Developing a Business Case, 9. Report Writing and Presentation Skills, 10. Managing Conflict, 11. Problem Solving and Making Effective Decisions, 12. Managing Change, 13. Managing Projects, 14. Efficiently Using Your Time, 15. Coaching, Part III: Overcoming Inaction, 16. Getting Smarter, 17. The Law of Diffusion on Innovation, 18. Transactional Analysis, Part IV: Engagement Tools, 19. Business Leaders and Senior Managers, 20. Middle and Junior Managers, 21. Front Line Managers and Employees, Part V: Keeping Going, 22. Developing Your Career in Safety, 23. Maintaining Your Drive.