Event Details

Technical Seminar on “Transforming Safety Culture, Improving Safety Performance” (FULL)

Date: Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (6:30pm for registration)
Venue: Room PQ304, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Organizer(s): HKARMS and HKIE-MMNC
Co-Organizer(s): Health, Safety and Environment Office of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Supporter(s): IMechE, FOSHA, SRSO; IOSH (HK), ASME,
Speaker: David Turberfield, ERM, Partner – North Asia Sustainable Safety has 24 years’ experience providing practical and strategic EHS solutions to corporate and operational management, primarily in Asia.

David has worked on numerous safety culture transformation projects including: Shell Motiva Port Arthur Crude Expansion Construction Project in Houston, USA; Data Centre Construction Project in Taiwan; Shell Pulau Bukom Refinery in Singapore; Chevron Cape Town Refinery in South Africa; Shell YYCG Coal to Gas facility in China; Umicore Chemical Facility in Korea; Cabot Chemical Facility in Indonesia; Shell SCEPCo Flying Dragon Project in China; S-Oil Refinery in Korea; GS Caltex Refinery in Korea; Takeda R&D Facility in Japan; Koch ChemTech Engineering Facility in India; BLNG Plant in Brunei, Shell Philippines Exploration and Production (SPEX) in the Philippines, Covestro Chemical Facility in China, IMERYS in Malaysia, China, India and Japan and a pharmaceutical API manufacturing facility in India.

David has lived and worked in the Asia Pacific Region for 22 years having been based in Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong and has worked on a broad range of EHS projects in over 20 countries.
Language: English
Contact Person: Vincent Ho
Contact Email: vsho.hkarms@gmail.com
Content:

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It is broadly accepted that accidents have their origin in behavioral dynamics; and the relationship between behaviors of front-line operational personnel and the behaviors of their leaders is well understood. A sustained step-change in safety performance will only be achieved through changing the behaviors of personnel operating in the field. Their behaviors will only change if there is a sustained shift in the engagement of organizational leaders in driving safety performance.

Success in delivering significant improvements in performance depends on the extent of antipathy in the organization towards the status quo. A real desire for change is critical for the successful deployment of improvement initiatives, but is not sufficient in itself. The right intent, with the wrong approach, consistently leads to disappointing results, frustration for those engaged in driving these initiatives and often cynicism amongst those targeted by the effort.

This discussion explores how to create deep collaboration focusing on building capacity to deliver and sustain change within an organization. It presents an approach that recognizes the need for leaders down the line to understand that the arrangements they have established for managing the safety of their people are sub-optimal (where this is the case) and that enhancing the status quo requires them to alter their own approaches. It focuses on engaging front line leaders, takes account of the criticality of their role in directing the behaviors of those who are accountable to them and provides leaders with the motivation and the skills for powerful engagements with their people.
Remarks: The event is free to members of organisers and supporting organisations. Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis. Members register on-line will be acknowledged automatically. Information collected here will be used solely for the administration of this event.

CPD certificate will be issued to members of the organisers and supporting organisations.

All information and views expressed by speakers and in their conference materials do not reflect the official opinion and position of the Organisers. No responsibility is accepted by the Organisers or the Supporting Organisations for such information and views including their accuracy, correctness and veracity.

Registration Details:

We are sorry that the Event is full. Please contact Vincent Ho for registration details.