January 7, 2019

The ripples of an accident
Spread further out day by day,
The impact never forgotten
The grief never far away.

Losses are measured in numbers 
But don’t forget each had a name,
They were people with a full life 
Each one unique and not the same.
The ripples of the a...

October 16, 2018

The words of Spanish born, American philosopher George Santayana - “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” - resonated in my mind as I was called to a site who had just had a repeat incident involving a heavy vehicle tyre explosion. The first inc...

October 2, 2018

“Red herrings” – the bane of any incident investigator’s life. The evidence that misleads or distracts us from the relevant facts and issues. All Investigators need to be wary that they are not led towards a false conclusion by these common, but potentially very damagi...

December 12, 2017

  • Are you a company who is thinking of introducing Safety Wise ICAM Training into your business ? 

  • Are you in a position where you’re faced with the formidable task of investigating significant incidents? 

  • Are you an Approving Officer and worry what you sho...

December 5, 2017

So you’ve done the Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) Training…. and from the feedback we receive, attendees say it was a great course and they learnt some valuable techniques for incident investigation. During the course, of course you listened intently to the Safe...

November 28, 2017

In May 2016 I published an article on LinkedIn in relation to the contents of Incident Investigation Reports. This article compliments that one and provides general advice about writing style.

Collecting the data during an incident investigation is just one part of the...

September 12, 2017

2009… a year that heralded some interesting events and saw some watershed moments that will never be forgotten by some:

  • The worst wildfire in Australia’s history killed 173 people, injured more than a hundred and destroyed more than 900 homes in the state of Victori...

September 5, 2017


Have you ever had one of those “really bad parent” moments that make you question yourself? Well last week, I had a doozy which I’m sharing – not so you can judge me (please, no haters…) but to highlight a really positive experience from a bad e...

August 22, 2017

Kindergarten Learning

My youngest child, Ellie Grace, started Kindy (otherwise known as Prep) in primary school this year. I’m happy to say that she absolutely loves it and has embraced the learning curriculum with avid enthusiasm. With my boys Jacob and James now in Ye...

July 12, 2017

Our new CEO at Safety Wise (Luke Dam) had a chat to me recently while he was finalising our new Business Plan.  The discussion revolved around three questions:

  • What we do? Easy - we deliver Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) related products and services,

  • Ho...

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