Our thoughts

Some nuggets of what we've learned recently…

Is safety really your number 1 priority?

Jane Mitchell

Google the phrase “safety is our number 1 priority” and you will get 398,000,000 results. It’s a well-used phrase!

But when it comes to being a successful business can safety really be our number 1 priority?  It implies that the goal is to eliminate all safety risks from your business. If you do that though, what business do you have left?

Is it more that organisations should be saying that ‘safe production’ or ‘safe delivery’ or ‘safe service’ is our priority? Finding the balance between cost, efficiency and safety to provide customers and employees with the safest outcomes possible. 

It’s a great conversation to have with leadership teams. Encouraging them to be honest about what really drives the decisions they make and, more importantly, agreeing what more they can do to ensure ‘safe production’, ‘safe delivery’ or ‘safe service’. 

If you are going to tell the world that safety is your priority you need to be clear about what that really means, what you are really trying to achieve, and how that impacts your decisions and the work that you do. If you want to continually improve safety, it is a conversation that every leader at every level in a business needs to have.

We are helping business leaders to have the right conversations about safety as a priority. Find out more… 

Twitter Facebook Email
Contact Jane