Presented by Mark Cooper, Principal Consultant, Sentis
High hazard activities rely on rules, procedures and standards to specify ‘safe operation’. While these standards are usually written by experts, they may not universally apply to every situation or operational context. A recent review of over 160 serious incidents across multiple industry sectors, identified that 49% of control failures involved intentional ‘workarounds’. This is not to suggest that workers are defiantly flouting rules or expectations. In fact, often workaround behaviours can be linked back to operational leadership and organisational factors.
Operational leaders set the tone and help shape the environment within which critical controls are managed. They act as role models, define what’s expected and influence behaviours and attitudes through their actions and words. In this webinar we’ll target the role of leadership in critical control management processes.
In this webinar, Sentis Principal Consultant Mark Cooper will explore:
• The psychology of risk, risk taking and risk management
• Strategies for leaders to promote, influence and reinforce the importance of critical control management
• The benefits of examining the ways your work is affected by latent operational and corporate influences.
About Mark Cooper
As a Principal Consultant, Mark is committed to partnering with clients and delivering high impact solutions to improve organisational safety performance. He applies academic and practical insights gained over a diverse professional career and a blend of corporate and operational experience.
Mark’s areas of specialisation are in critical risk management, safety culture change, leadership and individual and team development. His passion for positive health and safety approaches is indeed part of his PB5, giving true purpose to his work with Sentis.
Mark continues to pursue academic work in the field of leadership, with a specific focus on safety leadership and coaching. He is actively engaged as a speaker at professional conferences and within the community as a volunteer road safety advocate.