208 episodes

Welcome to the Interesting Health and Safety Podcast, brought to you in partnership with Safety FM!

A lot of people see health and safety as a really boring subject. Too much red tape, too many systems and procedures. A lot of things getting stopped by the safety police. Colin brings a different take on this; Ok at times it is still serious but Colin brings the topic to life in an interesting and challenging way. If you are serious about making a difference to your team then this podcast will help you run some great health and safety initiatives. A mix up of short messages, top interviews, opinions and great practical advice. Out twice a week Colin’s different takes on this subject will surprise you, annoy you, make you laugh and cry and remember if you are boring then don’t bother listening. Whether you’re a leader, senior manager, at the sharp end or a health and safety professional there is something here for you. Colin’s mantra is to make health and safety as important as everything else you do because that is what he believes. Thanks for taking the time to check this out

The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast Colin Nottage

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to the Interesting Health and Safety Podcast, brought to you in partnership with Safety FM!

A lot of people see health and safety as a really boring subject. Too much red tape, too many systems and procedures. A lot of things getting stopped by the safety police. Colin brings a different take on this; Ok at times it is still serious but Colin brings the topic to life in an interesting and challenging way. If you are serious about making a difference to your team then this podcast will help you run some great health and safety initiatives. A mix up of short messages, top interviews, opinions and great practical advice. Out twice a week Colin’s different takes on this subject will surprise you, annoy you, make you laugh and cry and remember if you are boring then don’t bother listening. Whether you’re a leader, senior manager, at the sharp end or a health and safety professional there is something here for you. Colin’s mantra is to make health and safety as important as everything else you do because that is what he believes. Thanks for taking the time to check this out

    Winter Working

    Winter Working

    With the changing of the seasons comes a change in the challenges we may face. This week, Colin talks about the value of preparation, and why being that extra bit more attentive could spare you an extra degree of stress during the winter period.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Having a robust set of checks in place, and being more attentive than usual, can help to alleviate any extra stresses caused by the challenges of colder weather.
    Factors such as lighting can need to be re-examined due to changing natural light. The same can be said for heating systems. Ensure any timers are updated.
    Walkways and steps must be well maintained, gritted, and clear of spillage. Again, early preparation is key to reducing danger for your people.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'We can significantly reduce the potential for accidents by becoming more attentive'

    'Now's a really good time to hone in on this'

    'Take breaks in warm places'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449        

    Project Mollitiam - https://www.projectmollitiam.com  

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Colin Nottage

    ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’

    This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions.

    He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation.

    Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses.

    Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive.

    He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    Psychological Safety - with Amanda Potter

    Psychological Safety - with Amanda Potter

    Colin is joined by leadership executive coach, chartered occupational psychologist, and certified business principle psychologist, Amanda Potter.

    Amanda discusses the concept of psychological safety, why it is crucial as a practice and how we can better equip managers to embrace it, as well as the importance of letting people's voices be heard.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Psychological safety is something we must endeavour to better acquaint senior management with, but we must be careful so as not to overload or overwhelm, as embracing it is crucial.
    We rarely allow the least experienced of people to have their voices heard, especially in a meeting setting. It can be incredibly useful and empowering to allow these people to be heard.
    Psychologic al safety is, at its core, about feeling included, safe enough to make interpersonal risk, about making suggestions and being part of something important.
    The strongest part of the brain is constantly scanning our environment for potential threats. As it is responsible for our fight-or-flight, it causes a natural negativity bias.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'When we feel safe, we're more likely to take interpersonal risk'

    'It might give you an emotional reaction, a trigger that brings on impostor syndrome'

    'Psychological safety is about feeling included'

    'The better you get at it, the harder you have to work at it to maintain it'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449        

    Project Mollitiam - https://www.projectmollitiam.com  

    Be Talent - https://www.betalent.com/our-team#

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Colin Nottage

    ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’

    This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions.

    He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation.

    Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses.

    Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive.

    He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    Reflecting Upon The People Who Get It Right

    Reflecting Upon The People Who Get It Right

    After observing some of the front line workers in his profession and engaging with them on a one-to-one basis, Colin reflects upon the skills that make business great.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The finest proponents of safety practices are those who believe in what they're been taught about safety and why it matters.
    When people understand and apply safety practices well, they make the world of business that little bit better.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'There are some really great people who work in business'

    'It's so great to see that people take on board the training that we've done'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449        

    Project Mollitiam - https://www.projectmollitiam.com

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Colin Nottage

    ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’

    This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions.

    He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation.

    Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses.

    Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive.

    He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    The Confidence In The Controls

    The Confidence In The Controls

    This week, Colin talks about risk assessment, and why it might be time to overhaul our systems, so that we may more accurately measure the confidence we have in the procedures in place.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Typical examinations of risk assessments in the workplace are generally rather dull and uninspired. What is missing is the confidence in the controls.
    Rather than assessing the effectiveness of the controls, we should also measure the confidence we have in the controls.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'This is something we often overlook'

    'If you're putting something down, it's got to have value'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449        

    Project Mollitiam - https://www.projectmollitiam.com

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Colin Nottage

    ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’

    This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions.

    He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation.

    Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses.

    Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive.

    He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    Make Your Jersey Just A Little Bit Better

    Make Your Jersey Just A Little Bit Better

    Taking a role in a company is similar to the All Blacks philosophy on joining the team, where players "wear the jersey with pride". As Colin discusses in this week's show, we create legacies by taking such pride in the roles we are given.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    When we are given a role in any business, it's about making it your own, but also wearing that "jersey" with pride.
    When you walk out into the field, you have a real chance to make a difference. Focus on the things that matter, and begin creating your legacy today

    BEST MOMENTS

    'Do something that will create a legacy'

    'Start wearing it with pride'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449        

    Project Mollitiam - https://www.projectmollitiam.com

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Colin Nottage

    ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’

    This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions.

    He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation.

    Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses.

    Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive.

    He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 5 min
    Life Is What You Make It - with Candice Mama

    Life Is What You Make It - with Candice Mama

    In this very special episode, Colin talks to the amazing Candice Mama, the survivor of one of the most traumatic ordeals imaginable, about the ways in which she found redemption and peace in its wake, and how she learned to prioritise her emotional wellbeing.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Each and every human being has the potential to be incredible, and has the opportunity in life to truly change the world.
    In the wake of trauma or adversity, it is always worth taking a look within ourselves, and asking what we could have done differently.
    Always remember that we are part of a team. This means we must not just take support and guidance but offer it.
    Forgiveness is the act of taking back control of your own emotions, so that you can move on and have control over the life ahead of you.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'You can be whoever you want to be'

    'It's about lighting a match in people'

    'At the age of sixteen I had to come to terms with my own mortality'

    'I wasn't crying for myself. I was crying for the human being sat in front of me'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449        

    Project Mollitiam - https://www.projectmollitiam.com

    Candice Mama - https://www.candicemama.com/about

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Colin Nottage

    ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’

    This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions.

    He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation.

    Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses.

    Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive.

    He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min

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