Safety is a function of work capacity, not the absence of the measurement of absence or counting of transactions. New measurement tools have been developed to provide a metric for Boards and Executives of organisations to understand the presence of safety capacity in their organisation by collecting and reporting on the state of operational capacity through enabling those that do the work.
These measures examine the extent of capacity building activities being undertaken in terms of reflecting on the investment the organisation has built up in the skills and capability of workers over and above the minimum competencies for their work. Capacity measures provide an index on the extent of resourcing for enablers of safety. Capacity measures are the high-water mark of the legislative obligations placed on officers to meet due diligence obligations that derive from workplace health and safety laws in jurisdictions such as Australia and New Zealand.
Safety Capacity is informed by an approach to health and safety that looks to build the health and safety capacity and resilience of an organisation, founded on engagement and trust with workers.
Kelvin is the Art of Work’s Managing Director. He is a strategic systems thinker with experience in Human Factors and organizational re-engineering. He developed his systems thinking approach working in the Royal Australian Air Force for 10 years. Following this, for 10 years, he led systems and risk management program across Asia Pacific and Europe with Compass Group Plc, the world’s largest support service company with more than 750,000 employees.
More recently he was working for (SKM) Sinclair Knight Merz as the Global General Manager for Safety and Wellness delivering safety for major project construction in mining, energy and infrastructure.
As a Board Member for NSW Health, Kelvin has worked as the NSW Health Director for Clinical Quality and Patient Safety. He has also worked with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to develop the national accreditation system for all health care providers across Australia. He was responsible for shaping the state and national agendas for clinical health care safety and quality through provision of expert advice to the NSW Health Management Board and the NSW Minister of Health.
The myosh Academy is home to regular webinars on workplace health, safety, environment, and quality, with contributions from select partners.
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