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March 4, 2021 60 min

From the theoretical level of Mount Olympus to the shop floor, Keith Hole has seen it all and heard it all. What’s real, what's not, and one thing you can be assured: he won’t sugar-coat it.

Many people and academic experts have opinions on what methodologies work best. But in the end, it’s all about this: Why is it so difficult to get everyone home safe and, as if that’s not enough, why is it so difficult to get everyone back to work safely? It’s not like anyone wants to get hurt or wants anyone else to get hurt. So why is it so difficult? Which ones really work (Behavioural Based Safety, Safety Differently, 4.0, Human Factors and Safety 24/7)?

It’s hard to know. Only so many people have seen them play out in the real world. Even with the improvements in networking, most safety professionals simply do not get out enough, to enough workplaces to get the big picture. And most consultants who do get out enough are biased – because of the product or service they sell.

That only leaves so many people, like Keith, who can give you his two-cents worth without charging you a dollar or a euro (which is ironic because unbiased advice is usually worth more).

Keith has been in the industry, specializing in safety for over 20 years but his experience of behavioural techniques began well before this when he ran a pub, and then began training pub managers on how to manage behaviour (and if you can manage drunks you can probably do all right with anyone else).

He is widely recognized as an expert on an international scale and has recently been nominated and recognized by SHP as one of the 25 most influential OSH practitioners. Keith is an active ambassador for IOSH's No Time to Lose Campaign which focuses on preventing occupational cancer. Drawing on his knowledge and experience of key principles such as Behavioural Based Safety, Safety Differently, Human Factors, and Safety 24/7 he will share some practical tips on getting people to do the right thing so that we can get everyone home safe.

By the way, if you’ve never heard Keith speak, he is brilliantly funny. In his inimitable British style, Keith will share with us his unique spin on the world of safety which definitely won’t be boring. So please tune in for what will be a very interesting look at the current state of the art, as it were, in terms of modern safety management, and an unbiased assessment of strategies that actually work – on the shop floor and in the real world.

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