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Benchmarking and measurement of safety (masterclass)

This Safety Leadership at Work masterclass will discuss the methods available to measure safety, including:

  • lag indicators, such as number of injuries, incidents and near misses
  • behavioural observations
  • performance indicators for safety processes
  • safety culture and safety climate surveys
  • 'maturity' models and other management system assessment tools.

While each of these methods tell us something about the state of safety in our organisations, they can also be misleading and misdirecting.

This masterclass provides a critical review of theory and practice in the area of safety measurement. It covers the strengths, weaknesses, assumptions and limitations of each mechanism for monitoring safety performance, along with practical suggestions for how to get the most out of safety measurement.

This masterclass is presented in partnership with Griffith University by Dr Drew Rae.

Dr Drew RaePresenter: Dr Drew Rae

Dr Drew Rae is Manager of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, where he directs and teaches postgraduate programs in safety leadership. Drew’s research brings a critical cross-disciplinary approach to examining the myths, rituals and bad habits that surround safety practice. His research is informed by his experience as a safety engineer in the rail and aerospace industries.

Drew has a PhD and a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering, both from the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association.

More information

Visit our webpage to find out more about the Safety Leadership at Work program.


53 Albert Street, Brisbane.

Date 23 March 2017
Time 8.30am - 4.30pm
Cost $150 per person

Fully Booked

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Last updated
13 March 2017