92 episodes

The Safety and Risk Success Podcast is hosted by Christian Harris, the UK's leading authority on slip safety.

Christian is passionate about the maxim: "proactive safety and risk management powers business performance".

Christian interviews leading figures in the fields of safety and risk to share stories, insights and raise awareness of the benefits of getting risk right.

#safety #insurance #riskmanagement

The Safety and Risk Success Podcast Christian Harris

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The Safety and Risk Success Podcast is hosted by Christian Harris, the UK's leading authority on slip safety.

Christian is passionate about the maxim: "proactive safety and risk management powers business performance".

Christian interviews leading figures in the fields of safety and risk to share stories, insights and raise awareness of the benefits of getting risk right.

#safety #insurance #riskmanagement

    What if the worst happens? Lessons from a barrister, with Matthew Snarr

    What if the worst happens? Lessons from a barrister, with Matthew Snarr

    Today’s Guest

    Matthew Snarr has been a barrister for over 20 years and specialises in personal injury cases both for defendants and claimants, predominantly working in large catastrophic cases.

    Matthew joins us to talk about why some cases go to court, what happens if you end up at court, and how cases are won and lost.

    We also discuss what it’s like being a defendant in court and how to best position yourself in this situation.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-snarr-90289626/



    You’ll learn


    Why cases go to court.
    What happens if you end up in court.
    How cases are won and lost.
    What it’s like for a defendant to be a witness in a case.
    How to put yourself to be in the best position if you end up in court.



    Resources


    Nine St John Street



    In this episode, we talk about:

    [02:51] The difference between civil and criminal cases.

    [04:07] Changes in the sentencing guidelines for health and safety criminal cases.

    [05:05] What classes something as a risk.

    [07:45] Key factors that lead to cases going to court instead of being settled.

    [12:25] How the burden of proof is different between civil and criminal cases.

    [15:15] The deciding factors as to whether a case is won or lost.

    [16:53] The importance of having good documentation and the forms this takes.

    [20:42] How emails can be used by defendants in claims.

    [24:40] The importance of health and safety procedures being clear and simple.

    [27:40] What it’s like being a defendant in court.

    [32:28] The amount of personal injury experience circuit judges have.

    [37:20] How to position yourself best as a defendant.



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    Quotables


    25:09 - “In any case, particularly if you are defending a case, you need a simple story and you need a simple solution to what is often a simple problem.”
    35:28 - “In order to win a case you need a simple story, it needs to be straightforward, and I think that works for both sides of the fence.”
    40:44 - “It’s about caring for your employees and making sure they care for each other.”



    #safety #insurance #riskmanagement #law

    • 44 min
    Risk reduction through effective HR, with Jacqui Mann

    Risk reduction through effective HR, with Jacqui Mann

    Today’s Guest

    Jacqui Mann is an HR expert, author, coach, and Founder of J Mann Associates, where she works with business owners to build a strong foundation on rock-solid employment law, helping them create a structure within the workplace that empowers staff and makes the company a desirable place to work.

    Jacqui joins us to discuss why HR is so important, how it helps protect organisations, and the key risks for businesses that don’t manage their HR properly.

    We also discuss the benefits of having a positive work culture, how to fix a toxic company culture, and ways to assess if your workplace culture is up to scratch.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquimann



    You’ll learn


    How HR helps protect businesses.
    Key risks for businesses that don’t manage their HR properly.
    The foundations of HR that organisations need to get right.
    The legal requirements around employment contracts.
    The benefits of having a positive work culture.
    How to fix a toxic company culture.
    How to assess how well your HR is functioning and if your workplace culture is adequate.



    Resources


    How does your workplace culture score?
    Recruit, Inspire & Retain



    In this episode, we talk about:

    [2:35] How HR functions to manage and mitigate an organisation's risk.

    [4:13] The foundations of HR.

    [6:15] The legal requirements around employment contracts.

    [8:29] Key risks for businesses that don’t manage their HR properly and how the equality act works.

    [13:41] The importance of having a strong recruitment process to protect yourself.

    [15:27] How to fix a toxic company culture and the benefits of having a culture of shared values.

    [17:59] How having your organisational behaviours and values aligned creates a positive working environment.

    [21:20] Why having easily followable processes are so important.

    [23:27] How to assess how well your HR is functioning and if your workplace culture is adequate.

    [25:27] The importance of getting right to work documentation.



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    Quotables


    12:11- “People don’t have to be employed by you to bring a discrimination claim.”
    14:16 - “There are risks that often employers see as just HR being difficult, and it’s not we’re just trying to protect them because we see it, we see these things happening all the time.”



    #safety #insurance #riskmanagement #hr

    • 28 min
    SHE training trends and developments, with Ian Cooke of NEBOSH

    SHE training trends and developments, with Ian Cooke of NEBOSH

    Today’s Guest

    Ian Cooke is the Head of Corporate & Consumer services at NEBOSH, and has an extensive background in health and safety, education, risk management, and finance.

    Ian joins us to discuss health and safety training, how it’s been done in the past, and how’s it changed over recent years.

    We also talk about the future of training, including micro-learning, virtual reality, and the gamification of education.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-cooke-04b22288?uk



    You’ll learn


    How to create effective training sessions.
    Ways to make safety training engaging and inspirational.
    How learning styles and educational messages have changed in recent years.
    Different ways to measure the impact of safety training.
    How corporations can get their internal programs and training endorsed.
    The future of training and education.



    Resources


    NEBOSH
    Seven Stories Every Salesperson Must Tell
    NEBOSH Endorsed
    NEBOSH Corporate Services



    In this episode, we talk about:

    [01:50] Why SHE professionals need appropriate training.

    [04:10] The challenges of creating effective training content.

    [07:30] The importance of policies being simple and understandable.

    [08:36] Recent changes in how educational messages are being delivered.

    [11:24] The speed at which people now engage with content and how to work with short attention spans.

    [13:25] How to inspire people with safety training.

    [14:25] How NEBOSH is involved with safety training.

    [16:20] Different ways to measure the impact of safety training.

    [20:22] What NEBOSH Endorsed is and how it helps companies gain external recognition.

    [25:11] The future of micro-learning and the gamification of education.

    [27:00] The future of virtual reality.

    [28:54] The shift from risk to opportunity.



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    Quotables


    18:17 - “Just improve numbers, even if you only affect 10 percent of works compliance in putting a safety hat on it’s still better than it was.”
    28:31 - “We have to stay relevant because businesses will look at the value safety adds back into the business and the effectiveness it gives not just as a tickbox, but actually from a quality perspective, from a performance perspective, from a lost-time perspective.”

    • 34 min
    Governance, compliance, ethics, storytelling and communication, with Gill Dixon of Gerald Eve

    Governance, compliance, ethics, storytelling and communication, with Gill Dixon of Gerald Eve

    Today’s Guest:

    Gill Dixon is the Head of Risk and Compliance for property business Gerald Eve, she has an MBA in compliance and has been working in the field for over 15 years.

    Gill joins us today to talk about how to communicate with and train your team to get compliance right no matter the position in the business they are in.

    We also discuss themes around successful governance, compliance ethics, and powerful forms of communication.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gill-dixon-0627353/



    You’ll learn:

    The importance of balancing the ethical and legal sides of compliance.

    How to influence a company's compliance culture.

    How to encourage employees to approach compliance the right way.

    The ways the pandemic changed how we approach compliance

    The key factors of successful governance.

    How to embrace the power of storytelling.



    Resources:

    Gerald Eve

    Seven Stories Every Salesperson Must Tell



    In this episode, we talk about:

    [02:14] Gill’s approach to compliance and compliance strategies.

    [04:20] Why compliance needs to be approached from an ethical and legal viewpoint.

    [06:00] How to shift a company's culture to focus on the ethical side of compliance.

    [09:25] How to encourage employees to embrace the values of a business.

    [11:02] The importance of being proactive instead of reactive in our compliance.

    [13:10] The importance of using the right type of communication and making things as simple as possible.

    [19:31] How the pandemic has changed the way we approach compliance.

    [21:40] Compliance being available on-demand.

    [23:50] Why Gill wants to move into a role focusing on overall governance.

    [26:32] The key factors of successful governance.

    [29:36] The importance of educating your board on compliance.

    [33:30] The power of metaphors, stories, and popular culture.

    [36:27] Podcasting and audio as an effective medium.



    Quotables:

    04:39 - “When we’re following the law we should be following the spirit of the law as well. So it’s not just what is enshrined in that particular piece of legislation but it’s what the legislators or officials are trying to get across in how we deal with that.”

    27:50 - “The important thing is having directors that are prepared to stand up and be counted, that are prepared to question things. We’ve seen so many governance failings, and I’ve been involved in reviews where there have been governance failings and we’ve seen one of the key things is a lack of independence.”



    #safety #insurance #riskmanagement #compliance #governance #ethics

    • 41 min
    Catching the wave as IOSH President, with Louise Hosking

    Catching the wave as IOSH President, with Louise Hosking

    Today’s Guest:

    Louise Hosking is the President of IOSH and the Founder and Director of Hosking Associates Ltd

    She has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) working beside organisations of all sizes, within a range of sectors to achieve their OSH goals

    Louise joins us today, to talk about her experience as IOSH’s President, the ambassadorial work she's been doing, and the safety content she's been creating.  We also talk about why now is the most influential time to be a Health and Safety Professional and how the skills needed for this profession have changed in recent years



    You’ll learn:

    ✅ The different roles the President of IOSH is responsible for

    ✅ The challenges of being President of IOSH

    ✅ Louise’s main focus during her time as President

    ✅ How the skills needed as a Health and Safety professional have changed

    ✅ What the Catch The Wave Campaign is and how to get involved



    Resources:  

    Catch The Wave Campaign: https://iosh.com/businesses/iosh-for-business/catch-the-wave/ 

    Louise Hosking, IOSH Presidential themes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9wWynKQIMU 

    Buyer safety and why it’s crucial to safety and risk professionals, with Marcus Cauchi: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/buyer-safety-and-why-its-crucial-to-safety-and/id1521150061?i=1000554548360 

    IOSH: https://iosh.com/ 

    IOSH channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IOSHchannel   



    In this episode, we talk about:  

    [02:37] What Louise’s role as the President of IOSH consists of

    [06:20] The challenges of being the President of IOSH

    [09:25] Louise’s main goals during her time as President

    [11:55] The importance of working as a team if you want to achieve change

    [15:05] Louise’s focus on people, sustainability, and psychological safety

    [17:59] Women in the Health and Safety industry and their lack of representation in leadership roles

    [20:41] The skills you need as a Health and Safety professional

    [26:25] The delayed impact a lot of Health and Safety work has and the goal Health and Safety professionals should have

    [29:45] The importance of understanding governance when going into a leadership position

    [33:55] The Catch The Wave Campaign and the narrative it’s building around sustainability and health and safety

    [41:27] How to get involved with IOSH and The Catch The Wave Campaign  



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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7IlSdTgQVfY0CZlnV7ejtf

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristianHarris/videos  



    Quotables:  

    05:29 - “By understanding good governance practice we start to learn about how to communicate in a way that's going to land, that's going to be effective, and that's how we change the perception and transform the perception of what we do and how we do it.”  

    13:00 - “One person rarely achieves change, it takes teams of people that are working together and they can achieve extraordinary things, but once you put a global team into the mix we can change the world.”



    #safety #insurance #riskmanagement #podcast #safetyrisksuccess

    • 44 min
    Reframing of risk, with Stephen Sidebottom

    Reframing of risk, with Stephen Sidebottom

    Today’s Guest

    Stephen Sidebottom is the Board Chair at the Institute of Risk Management, a non-executive director, consultant, and global HR leader.

    Stephen joins us today to discuss the trends in risk, how these have changed over recent years and the multifaceted nature that risk has.

    We also discuss how attitudes towards risk and organisational values have shifted and what’s caused this change in our perceptions.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensidebottom/?originalSubdomain=uk

    You’ll learn


    The reframing of how organisations view risk and goals
    The multifaceted nature of risk and the two sides of risk management.
    The role of risk management in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies.
    Consumer behavioural changes caused by social media.
    The shift in the way we develop our skills and progress our careers.
    The importance of being intentional in your skill development.

    Resources


    Institute of Risk Management

    In this episode, we talk about:

    [01:38] How Stephen found his passion for organisational change, risk and HR.

    [04:10] Sustainable performance and the two sides of risk management.

    [05:40] The reframing of what we think of as ‘success’ and the new expectations there are for organisations.

    [08:09] The role of risk management in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies.

    [08:48] What the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) does.

    [11:14] How Stephen’s definition of Risk has changed since working at the IRM.

    [13:30] The multi-faceted nature of risk.

    [16:33] The change in how organisations view risks and goals.

    [18:50] The challenges social media brings and how it’s changed people and organisations values.

    [21:48] What influences organisational values and the megatrends the pandemic has sped up.

    [24:54] How working from anywhere has challenged some business models.

    [26:20] The rise in importance for organisations to have a strong value proposition for their employees.

    [27:54] The shift in the type of skills that will be required to be successful in the future.

    [29:00] How to get involved with the Institute of Risk Management.

    We’d love to hear your views and comments about The Safety and Risk Success Podcast, here’s how:


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    Quotables


    05:40 - “For most organisations, future success is not about doing the same thing that they’re doing now, it’s not about retreating to a comfort zone, it has to be stepping into areas unknown.”
    21:49 - “Changes in behaviour in societies lead to changes in value frameworks in societies lead to changes in the requirements of organisations, and organisations that are not alert to that have real downside risk.”

    #safety #riskmanagement #insurance #podcast

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Simon Rosser ,

Moving from She to SHE

I found this to be a relaxed, but informative chat, with Martin Hall able to talk freely but be steered occasionally, and both he and Christian were very easy to listen too. (A lot of practice has gone into being that relaxed on screen or behind a microphone!).

I so agree that there is a great deal of co-operation and collaboration between SHE specialists in the construction industry and long may it continue so.

This especially but all the Safety and Risk Success Podcasts are well worth a listen.

strong_14 ,

Informative

Awesome podcast. Keep it up

jonniejensen ,

Great content

Excellent industry specific show

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