July News: More Visible Safety Leadership: Adapting For The Future

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Retaining staff and maintaining a safe and mentally fit work environment for workers means organisations must continually understand and respond to the needs of not only the organisation, but also their people. Often the issues that senior leaders feel they must act on are disconnected from the needs of their teams.

In the previous 12 months, the Health and Safety Index benchmark data found a shift in leadership behaviours:

  • Lower levels of visible leadership
  • Reduction in active worker participation
  • Mismatch between frontline operator and senior management perception.

Findings were published in the Safety Solutions Safety Leadership industry publication. In this blog article, explore changes in leadership behaviour, benchmark data and provide tips for improvement and director due diligence considerations.

Contact us to understand more about leadership behaviour hotspots in your organisation.

Assurance – 4th Line of Defence

Assurance can come from many sources. The ‘four lines of defence’ model is a concept for helping to identify and understand the different contributions the various sources can provide.

This approach is referenced by the International Compliance Association, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and International Financial Stability Institute.

The ‘four lines of defence’ model is essentially the same as the ‘three lines of defence’ model, but adds in a fourth line, i.e. external assurances provided by the external assessors, regulators and other external bodies.

To learn more about using external survey as a form of assurance, contact us.

Ventia Safety Leadership

Last week Terry Swanton, Director of Fefo Consulting successfully completed a Safety Leadership session in Townsville with Ventia’s frontline supervisors.

This helped workers self-reflect on their own leadership styles, provided practical tips to be effective leaders, and build a high-performance culture!

Form more information on our Leadership Assessment and Development Programs, contact us.

Partner Spotlight

Move4Life – Poland

We welcome Or Hever, CEO of Move4Life based in Poland.

Or is an experienced practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice industry. Skilled in Team Building, Public Speaking, Personal Training, Teaching, and Sports. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Physical Therapy from Poznan University of Medical Sciences.

Move4Life has adopted our Health and Safety Index to provide a Well-Check survey for benchmarking wellbeing aligned with principles of ISO 45003 guidelines for managing psychosocial risk. To understand more about using the Health and Safety Index to evaluate wellbeing and psychosocial risk, refer to our website ISO 45003 blog.

We work collaboratively with Partners to achieve common goals. Become a Partner and learn how to use the Health and Safety Index to support your clients – Apply Now


Dates for your Diary

Training: Develop and deploy an effective WHS Strategy – contact us to learn more

Training: Mental Health organisation assessments – contact us to learn more

Training: Leadership Development – contact us to learn more

Conference: Miner Health & Wellbeing 2022 Conference 25-26 October 2022

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Thanks for your interest in the Health and Safety Index.

If you have questions about risk, health, or safety solutions, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch.

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Until next time,

Mark Wright and the HSI team

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