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Walking the Circle of Safety

 

What is the Vehicular Circle of Safety?

Pretty much what it sounds like … circling your vehicle as a safety check before you drive it.

The ‘Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’ website has a comprehensive checklist and a diagram of what to check for. Although it is directed at company vehicles, the Circle of Safety is definitely not limited to that – we all learnt about the circle check when we prepared for our driver licence tests. Ergo, this is something we should all be doing with our personal vehicles too!

Why do it?

Well, apart from the obvious, i.e. is the vehicle in a fit state to be on the road, doing this has the effect of increasing driver safety awareness. Some companies insist on the positioning of traffic cones around their vehicles so that drivers are ‘forced’ to ‘walk the circle’ as they remove the cones.

 

The example below is a VERY good reason for at least checking that there are no children or animals anywhere near your vehicle.

Source unknown, but thanks to Morkel for bringing it to my attention!

Some material worth looking at:

If you’re not already walking the Circle of Safety, why not start today? It’s the SMART thing to do.

 Be safe – the SIMPLY SMART way,

Jürgen

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Safety As A Value

This month I introduce a second group mail series wherein I will share with subscribers my thoughts on Why Safety is an Issue for Most Companies, or, putting it differently, Things we Must Address if we Want to Improve our Safety Performance.

In the first one, I am talking about one aspect of a safety culture, namely our individual values and the resulting behaviour.
Read more here.

 Be safe – the SIMPLY SMART way,

Jürgen

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Safety Tips & Articles Feedback

 

 

“Yebo baba”: Your emails always keep me going and make me want to do more in my field of safety. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

Norman Thela, Transnet

 

“I am no longer full time employed in the safety field. Having said that, I honestly enjoy your safety e-mails and you have never failed to amaze me with your brilliant ideas. So, this is simply a few lines to say; Well done!  Keep it up!  I enjoy it!

Des Meyer, Road To SHEQ

 

I greatly appreciate the exciting safety tips and I do share them with my line managers and staff as well at all times.

Rhulani Mathebula, Maintenance Manager

 

The implementation of your safety tips has resulted in a significant reduction in safety incidents. Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Cecil Cordiglia, Safety Officer

 

Thank you for the Safety Tips … they are timeless, one can use them over and over again.

Henk van der Kuip, SHERQ Manager

 

I am truly inspired by your passion for safety, keep up the exceptional work in leading us as safety professionals in our endeavour to attain Zero Harm at work and at home.

Peter Granville May, Senior Advisor Fire Risk and Emergency Management

 

I have always found your articles very informative / interesting !  Please continue to send them to me !

Keith Westermeyer

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SAFETY CULTURE & SAFETY PERFORMANCE Series

Re: Do Not Disturb the Crime (Accident) Scene

… It is always a pleasure to hear from you. It is amazing how you link everyday issues with safety, simply perfect. I am learning so much from you.

Kekeletso Selepe

Re: Your Safety Dream

What I was reading … is simple, interesting and implementable.

Tiyani Hlabangwane, Exec Manager: Safety

Re: The Rot Starts at the Top

Baie insigewend. Ek stuur dit met plesier aan … BRING IT ON!

Attie Pieterse

This is wow information regarding safety at work … Continue to preach it my friend.

Patrick Bhiya, “Zero Harm” Ambassador

I forwarded your latest newsletter to my Director, appointed MR for Health & Safety, Mr. Clive Reucassel, and he has printed some of the info on your download and is extremely impressed.

Theo Fourie, SHEQ Manager

Re: Discipline and Passion in Safety

I just wish to extend my utmost appreciation for all of the information that you are sharing with me. Your recent article on discipline is very much an issue that I face here with regards to safety compliance. We have a major problem with self-discipline, and discipline in general. … Keep sending them, and I will keep sharing the message.

Darryl Baillie, SHE Facilitator

I found your approach quite interesting and believe this is the approach of the future.

Kreason Naicker

Re: The Hidden Power of Good Housekeeping

Keep up your safety tips and hints. I enjoy acting on them and have previous ones on file.

Gertie de Meyer

Re: 10 Myths About Safety

… It is great to receive diverse approaches especially from experienced and knowledgeable professionals …

Kreason Naicker

Your thoughts and views about safety are so encouraging and will surely improve the safety performance of my people that I’m working with.

Addy Simelane

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DO ONE (SAFETY) THING EACH MONTH Series

Re: Is This A Circus?

… useful tips … indeed appreciated.

Letlatsa Tseka, Snr Safety Advisor

Re: Going to Waste

You keep on surprising me with your amazing selection and broad spectrum of topics & safety subjects …

Hans T, “passionate about nature”

Re: Safety Calendar

Keep up the excellent work you are doing.

Theo C Haupt, Director: Building Construction Science

Thank you for the excellent monthly newsletter. For starters I used the Safety number. It really worked for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you and looking forward to more good safety newsletters in 2012.

Tia Mbazima, Integrated Risk

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SAFETY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET Series

Re: Progress

Amen to this tip.

The story [Change Just in Time] is very good … Info is very relevant to what we are experiencing at the moment. Some of the suggestions you make I have introduced or reinstated again.

Dalene Smith, TSHE Manager

Re: Problems

You have inspired me. You gave me a new dimension to Health & Safety.

Cecil Cordiglia, Safety Officer

“Our Breadwinners arrive at work with all their limbs.
My aim is to ensure they go home with all their limbs, every day.”

Re: Preparation

Thank you for the valuable tip.

Being proactive and implementing the tips you have provided, I have been able to conduct Health & Safety on the current site without as much as a first aid case being recorded.

The main principle I have adopted from one of your meetings was: Health & Safety must come from the heart to the head. This is the principle that can never fail.

Your information if applied, can prevent incidents as your topics place you one step ahead in the proactive approach being adopted.

Cecil Cordiglia, Safety Officer

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OTHER

Re: Pay Back the Money

As always I admire your out of the box thinking and inspiring safety articles. These keep one thinking and put things into perspective.

Xolile Myoyo, SHE Manager

Re: SAFETY FEVER! – Let Nature Guide You

You could not have said it better. I really enjoy your editions and it is value added to our projects.

Frans Durand, Safety Manager

… very true message.

Pieter Ferreira, BU SHE Manager Operations

… always good to read your articles!

Boyan Tomic, Divisional Manager

I have been receiving your newletter now for a few years and have never responded. This does not man that I do not appreciate your thoughts and communications. Your Spring Fever triggered me into wanting to say ‘Keep up the good work’

Delene Sheasby, OHS Practitioner, Assessor and Facilitator

Re: GUPTA

Very inspiring.

Happy Nkgadima

Brilliant!

Silondiwe Nene

Excellent observation and reaction.

Alain d Woolf

I like your tips and approach to safety.

Bruce Moyo

I wish to thank … you for including my name in your distribution list.

It is indeed hugely appreciated. It boggles my mind of how quick you managed to adapt the recent GUPTA roadshow to leadership? I am in no doubt (having attended your speeches in the past) that you are a genius when it comes to motivating people. Keep up the good work and keep them coming.

Letlatsa Tseka

Re: Safety Message

It is always a pleasure to receive inspiring messages from you and as the best safety GURU. I take so much from you and relay the messages to my team and it helps. Looking forward to the next safety tip from you.

Kekeletso Selepe

Re: Under The Knife

Thank you for the inspiring messages. Very motivating indeed and with a practical example.

Makwena Mashaba

Re: World Safety Day 2012 Reminder

I really find your safety tips very helpful in the working environment where we need to constantly focus on safety in the workplace.

Anlie Smith

Re: It’s My Mistake

This is invaluable!

Theo C Haupt, Director: Building Construction Science

[This] actually means a lot to me as I’m thinking of buying myself a Motorbike to go to work with. Safety is definitely something I will have to think a lot about, and getting the correct PPE!

Cameron Gray, Assistant Engineer

… Fascinated by your article and circulated to all my line Management.

Gertie de Meyer

We all tend to look for someone to blame when things go wrong. This is human nature – it is in our genes. When Adam was confronted by God he blamed Eve and Eve blamed the snake – so blame fixing is as old as mankind. The hardest thing is to look at the three fingers pointing bank to you when you point one towards someone else.

Thanks once again for your very encouraging newsletters.

Theo Fourie, SHEQ Manager

Re: How To Eat An Elephant

I wish I had this approach when I started to implement systems (14001, 18001). Because of over optimistic deadlines and pressure from management, the short cuts taken to achieve the deadlines are still biting us!

Juno, D & R Manager

Re: What Is On Your Calendar?

I always link you to Safety.

Ricky du Preez

Having seen your work at Coalsafe and having interacted with you when I hosted the Tweefontein Roadshow, I feel privileged to be included on your mailing list.

Pravin Chetty, General Manager

Thanks for taking care of us.

Thomson Cupertea

Thank you for your regular safety topics and information.

Rudy Raath, Mine Manager

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MyTime

So many safety professionals complain about too many meetings and too much time spent in meetings.

In my latest group mail, I talk about this meeting paradox: We don’t have time to prepare for effective meetings, because we spend too much time in ineffective meetings. Here, I want to share a different perspective.

Before I was retrenched in 1998, I too had a severe case of “meetings overdose”. Now that I am self-employed, I have taken control of MyTime – the time which I spend in meetings. I realised that a large proportion of the meetings I was involved in were my own doing. Now, when I get a meeting request from a client, or, before I set up a meeting with someone, I ask myself a few critical questions:

  1. Will the meeting make or save me some money? What is the business potential?
  2. Do I have a clear purpose? Can this be achieved without a face-to-face meeting using some other medium (telecon, Skype, e-mail, etc)?
  3. Do I have to establish, refresh or reinforce a relationship or trust with the other party?
  4. Do I have to demonstrate or share some of my COOL TOOL™ or showcase what I can do?
  5. Who is going to pay for my time ‘out on the road’ and travel & accommodation expenses?

I have learnt to say NO to a meeting request/meeting setup thought if the answers to these questions do not give me a “YES, HAVE A MEETING” sign. I have also developed my 10 Questions to get the information I need from a potential client, without having to meet ubuso ngombuso, i.e. face-to-face.

I hear you say, “BUT in my situation …”

Think about your meetings as if you were running your own business and it will change your perspective. You will drop the meetings which do not further your business interests. You will learn to say NO to your involvement in meetings which do not meet the above criteria.When you own your own business, you quickly learn to become as tough as nails about wasting MyTime, or you go hungry. 

Next time, I will share the best and worst reasons for setting up meetings.

 Be safe – the SIMPLY SMART way,

Jürgen

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“My Brothers’ Keeper”

Picture this.
A convoy of 47, lined up and ready to go.
Or better, hear the beat of the engines, as 47 Harley Davidson motor bikes rrrrroar down the open road.

This was the first pack ride for Heidi, my wife, and I.

What an awesome experience, riding with mature and responsible bikers. I felt comfortable and secure driving in the formation of a pack. There is safety in numbers. When the front riders see a danger on the road, like potholes, they alert all the other riders, by means of hand signals, to ‘watch out’, ‘slow down’, or some other precaution. This is truly ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ in action.

The ride kicked off with the road captain briefing everyone about the road conditions and some of the dangers to watch out for. As a newcomer to pack riding, I got a safety talk from Piet, who, by the way, is a Jumbo Jet pilot for SAA!

It was an absolute pleasure sharing a ride with like-minded, safety-conscious bikers. I love the self-discipline, attitude towards safe riding and the concern they show for each other, as well as the fellowship of the Harley riders.

I wish I could transfer this to some of my clients.

 Be safe – the SIMPLY SMART way,

Jürgen

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Lala Kamnandi (Good Night)

We say “Lala Kamnandi” to each other.

Why do we have this habit in most cultures? It’s because sleep is important – to rejuvenate our spirits and recharge our batteries. Without proper sleep, we end up fatigued, frustrated and exhausted. 

This is a real risk in safety

When driving a vehicle or operating a critical machine, we have to be fully awake and alert all the time. Taking our eyes off the road (or ball) for even a few seconds can spell disaster. 

Apart from the safety issues, sleep also has a direct influence on our health. So often when people are asked “How are you?”, the reply is “Tired”, or they complain about back pain. 

Most of us spend 25%-35% of each day sleeping. So does it not stand to reason that we should take care of how and where we sleep? “How you make your bed, that’s how you will lie” is an old saying which holds very true. Just look at a dog settling down to sleep.     🙂

Many people will pay a fortune for their multi-media centers and lounge suites. … Hmmm. … Actually, for some, the investment in a TV couch makes good sense, since they spend many hours watching TV.     😉

Seriously though, we should rather spend more money on our beds and mattresses so that we can get a great night’s sleep, every night. 

One  area, where sleep deprivation and fatigue is a major cause of fatalities, is our roads. Many people get killed because of “losing control” = dozing off and closing their eyes for a few seconds. This was also mentioned by Minister Ndebele as one of the reasons why SA ranks third highest in road deaths globally. If you or your employees spend alot of time on the road, it might be worth investing in a fatigue warning system, like this nifty device – a Driver State Sensor (DSS) by BOOYCO

ACTION: Take a good look at your bed. If the mattress is older than 5 years, you should consider replacing it. The technology of beds and mattresses has evolved alot in the last few years, so make an investment in your sleep and health. Also make sure that you get enough rest each night, and “vuka vusa” (wake up, rise up) refreshed, every morning.

 Be safe – the SIMPLY SMART way,

Jürgen

ps. Ask me about my ROAD SAFETY COOL TOOL™ TOOLBOX TALKS – a 5 CD set. 

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It’s My Mistake

Following on from my blog ‘Safety Misconceptions: What can we learn from them‘, and my just-published group mail about my bike accident, I need to share with you the ACTION I am taking to prevent another bike accident like this one.

Although many might argue that I should no longer drive a motor bike after my accident, the argument is flawed. It is the same as saying to someone who was involved in a vehicle accident that they should no longer drive a car!

What needs to happen is to learn the lesson and take preventative ACTION.

  • In future I will no longer drive my bike at night or in low light conditions or on treacherous roads.
  • I will avoid driving on back roads which are poorly marked and lit, with no signage and in general not well maintained.
  • I have replaced my crash helmet with a new one, even though the damaged one could be repaired / touched up.
  • I am getting a new leather jacket with special padding at the vulnerable areas like the arms and elbows. The same goes for my hand gloves.
  • I will take special care with my new bike and make sure I get used to the different feel and controls. To help with this I have joined the Harley Davidson Club on their breakfast runs and also their advanced driver training sessions.

I will not make the same mistake twice!

See you on the road …
Jürgen

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Testimonials

 

 

This man, Jurgen Tietz, is a genius when it comes to safety motivational talks. As you will see from many testimonials, he knows how to engage his audience whether it is management or the work force. I highly recommend him. If you see any opportunity to engage him, you will not regret it. Have a look at the info … it is excellent.

— Howard Park, AEL Regional Ops Manager, Botswana

SAB Miller and Kingfisher Award for most innovative presentation awarded to Jurgen Tietz at SAPICS 35th Annual Conference held at Sun City

Powerful.

Excellent presentation. Connect with the audience right from the start. Really felt inspired by him. AWESOME.

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I know and [am] excited about the great work done by Jürgen, and he is one of my mentors on industrial safety, so at any stage given the chance he is one of the people I would prefer to come address management and employees on safety.

— Rhulani Mathebula, Eskom Matimba Group Manager Plant Maintenance

 

Safety Events Feedback

 

 

TESTIMONIALS SIZZLER REEL

feedback from clients including SASOL, ESKOM, PETROSA, UNILEVER, SAPPI, SABN,
RHEINMETALL DENEL MUNITION, ASSMANG, COCA COLA, BABCOCK and TRANSNET

 

Rheinmetall Denel Munition – Boskop:
Safety Day

Dawie van Vuuren, Project Manager: Naval and Armour Programmes

 

AECI:
SHE Conference

Gary Cundill, Group Technical & EHS Manager

Many thanks for the very interesting, informative and thought-provoking presentation you and Dr Skeepers delivered to us at the AECI SHE Conference.
You have given me LOTS to think about …

Derek Arnoldi, Corporate SHE Manager, Improchem

 

COCA-COLA SHANDUKA BOTTLERS:
Safety Talk

Yvette Langston, Supply Chain Manager

 

BAT:
EHS Imbizo

Thanks a lot for such an enriching and engaging intervention in our Imbizo. The creativity of your performance was fantastic and I can tell you it really helped us land the messages very well. The audience was energized and extremely participative, showing high levels of attention and interest during the while session. Ultimately, I can tell you each and every one of the members of the audience got a lot of learnings and reflexions. Thanks again and great working with you.

Arturo Rodriguez, MD, BAT Heidelberg

 

COCA-COLA SHANDUKA BOTTLERS:
SHE Rep VUKA! VUSA!™ Bootcamp

Henk Janse van Vuuren, SHER Manager

 

SASOL NITRO:
Safety Stand Down

Wehan Niemand

 

SABN:
Strategy Development

It was a great pleasure to have met you … I do believe you can incite management and whole workforce to create a proactive safety culture characterized by a zero harm mentality.

Moses Mudau, SHEQ Manager

 

BABCOCK:
Simply Smart Safety Program

Mpho Matshane, SHEQ Manager

 

ESKOM Kriel Power Station:
Safety Awareness

Jabulane Mavimbela, Power Station Manager

 

SASOL Polymers:
Safety Interventions

Francois du Toit, Vice President: Polymers & Nitro

… The unique style you use once again impressed.  I am sure that your talk will give a lot of momentum to our safety effort.

Sieb Sieberhagen, Senior VP: Secunda Chemicals

Trevor Naicker, SHE Manager: Polymers

Gilbert Nedzamba, Safety Manager

Kate, Safety Officer

 

ENGEN Retail:
Staff Meeting

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, it was delivered in a funny, authoritative impactful way by an Industry Professional.
I only have one negative, you were so good I have nothing to offer for improvement!
Yes, the Old bar and the New bar are alive and well.

Max Kaan, Hypnotist

 

Rheinmetall Denel Munition:
Safety Awareness Days
The Power of a Safety Dream

It was an incredible Safety experience for Boskop and a privilege for the team to host you in the Paint shop.

Jan de Waal, GM: Operations

 

PetroSA Refinery, Mossel Bay:
Pre-Shutdown Safety Day

Eileen Douse, Safety Manager

Carl Steyn, Operations Manager

 

Assmang Chrome Machadodorp Works:
Safety Campaign 2013

Thanks for your input and energy. Your presentation helped us refresh our commitment to Safety.

Ashley McLeod, GM

The previous campaign you did for us during 2011 really helped us to achieve a zero Lost time Injury achievement … and this is an achievement we need to celebrate but at the same time we need the work force to focus and move from where we are now to an independent stage or interdependent … This is where you have to come in, assisting as to move from where we are now to a new culture in terms of Safety.

Tswelopele Pida, Acting SHEQ Manager

 

Glencore Tweefontein Mine:
Housekeeping Campaign

Recommending you [for your involvement in launching our housekeeping campaign] was an easy task. Your reputation stands you in good stead.

Ronaldt Mafoko, GM

 

AfriSam:
Safety BootCamp

Safety is not always made practical and many courses Afrisam has attended focused on the theory part of SHE. The courses are normally technical and high level with complicated organograms etc. But Jurgens brought it simply through pictures and leadership skills that we so often neglect. The main learning for us is that without the people you have lost the SHE battle. Behaviour Based Safety is not 100% initiatives but one global focus on the people.

Creative, simple, but yet effective from lower levels to CEO level.

Looking forward to our next interaction.

Letisha van den Berg, SHE Manager

 

Aveng Trident Steel:
Safety Day

Moniwa Mahlangu, GM, SHE

 

SAPPI Forestry and Paper & Packaging:
ManCo’s & GSAD

Bertus van der Merwe, Technical Director

Thank you for the quick Head Office Vuka Vusa GSAD presentation. I found it both entertaining and informative, and you bring the desired message across very clearly! Well Done.

Ockie Strumpher, GM, Cape Kraft Mill

 

NORTHAM PLATINUM, Zondereinde Division

It has been a time since we met, but I can tell you that the safety intervention we had with you was an unforgettable experience of our lifetime in Northam. We have been doing so well that NORTHAM has made it to the 2 MILLION FATAL FREE SHIFTS on the 22/04/2013. Through your motivational techniques we were inspired in such a way that a choir in NORTHAM was organised focusing mainly in singing MOTIVATIONAL safety songs.

With the request I received from my team members to have the choirs message to be recorded then I thought you Mr Jürgen Tietz can be of a great help to [this] choir, with the intentions of playing [this] song each time we have our own safety interventions. WE ARE INSPIRED …

Kenny Rapoo, SHE Rep

 

SAINT-GOBAIN Gyproc:
Safety Day

Greg White, Plant Manager

 

SENMIN:
Vendor Safety/Wellness Day Presentation with Mirror Technique
Delegate Feedback

“Exceeded my expectations. The mind is being set to ‘zero repeats’.”

“One of the best safety talks I’ve been on. Best part: interactive. Best Lesson: ‘Look to see’ and ‘Work safe’.”

“Yebo Baba! Best part: Red & Green Card which I will use on my sites.”

“Best part: Very practical.”

“Learnt a lot about our mindset towards safety, VIP and TEAM and motivating operators.”

“Informative and full of humour.”

 

Process Safety Management Course:
(Guest Speaker)

Your approach to enhancing and maintaining a safety culture was captivating. We believe that there is much value in your insights and wisdom …

Kreason Naicker

 

Transnet Freight Rail:
Safety Road Show

Vernon Samuels, MC

 

SAPPI Chemical & Cellulose Plant:
Global Safety Awareness Day Events

Vuyo Bahlekazi, HR Manager

We organised Jurgen (a safety expert and motivational speaker) to address our work force as part our Global Safety Awareness day initiatives. This was extremely well received by our work force as Jurgen presented in English, Zulu and Afrikaans. And of course the fact that the message was also very important helped. We found it very worthwhile.

Craig Daniel, SHEQ Manager

Absolutely – a great impact which we must keep in focus with Yoga , VIP and spade work !

Gary Bowles, MD

Your presentations were very well accepted and I am sure we will reap the Safety benefits from the awareness you created.

Clive Oxley, GM

YEBO BABA!

The concept was awesome and at yesterday’s workshop meeting the vibe from my people was extremely positive!

Ken Toward, Assistant Engineering Manager

Absolutely brilliant! … Had everyone’s attention (humorous vibe) but yet very basic and clear MESSAGES for all to comprehend what they should be doing with regards to safety!

Loved it.

Jenny Shepherd

A pleasure meeting you. Always great when you meet one of the best in the Safety industry! You certainly have a wealth of ideas and are obviously doing it the right way (seeing your successes) … You really have a way of getting into the mind and hearts of the people on the floor.

Bradley Hlubi, Emergency Response Manager, SAPREF

 

ESKOM Matimba Power Station:
Safety Day & SHE Rep Day (in collaboration with NOSA)

This was excellent. We all enjoyed the program very much and we will pay your invoice with a smile.

Fulufhelo Tshikhudo, Power Station Risk Manager

A very motivational speech and presentation. All those at the SHE REP DAY loved him and were very interested in what he had to say. Especially when he spoke in the African language to the African people that immediately caught their attention and they were really impressed. Overall very well presented and handled.

Shereece Venter, Beatrix Events

 

TRANSNET National Ports Authority, Durban:
Safety Day

Amazing. Our Safety Day function was a success thanks to you.

Nonhlanhla Dimba, Risk Specialist: Legal & Compliance

 

ESKOM GENERATION SAFETY MANAGERS, Megawatt Park:
Safety Showcase

 

ASSMANG CHROME, Machadodorp:
Safety Sessions

Listen to Aldo Colangelo’s feedback

Listen to Pieter Botha’s feedback

 

SASOL OIL, Randburg:
Let’s Talk MD Session

… It was the best safety talk I’ve ever heard! … Awesome session – everyone had a fantastic time.

Natasha Groenewald

 

NORTHAM PLATINUM, Zondereinde Division:
Safety Sessions

Yebo Baba !!!

On behalf of Redpath Mining Team … thank you for the insight you gave us yesterday. It was an eye opener for us Coaches to “GOYA” and get SAFETY priority as PRIORITY …

There was a slide with ACTION that I thought was very informative and also the tag on the shovel handle.

Lazarus Motshwaiwa, Site Manager

 

OMNIA Fertilizer:
Safety Presentation

… Guest speaker was excellent. He got the attention of all the delegates, and by using a “comic” factor as well as facts, I believe that the progress in behavioural safety and reoccurrence of incidents will definitely be reduced.

Riki Branford, Sasolburg

Incredible presentation. We have had rave reviews and the positive feedback has been overwhelming.

Louise Rademan, SHE Supervisor

 

ESKOM Lethabo Power Station:
SHE Day Awareness Campaign

… An excellent approach [getting] the employees to participate in the presentation.

… Your technique to use pictures that have been taken from the work environment of the employees makes them aware of what they are doing right or wrong. You have also taught us that we must show the good things that people do, and not only the bad things.

SS Prince, Power Station Manager

 

ESKOM Duvha Power Station:
SHE Day Presentation

Yebo Baba!

… The presentation was lively, real and to the point. The method used to reach all the employees was really impressive … Thank you for sharing the perspective with us that we need to be safety conscious and not to put it at the back of our minds and make it a responsibility of the safety department.

People, especially [those] with long service, remarked that within a short period of time [you] managed to turn around their safety perception … felt the responsibility you were referring to with such passion! They were all inspired to take safety seriously for their sakes, their families and their colleagues.

MS Jappie, Power Station Manager

 

Rheinmetall Denel Munition:
SHE Awareness Workshops

Yebo Baba!

… Well prepared, well presented and well thought through ideas … You really knocked their [employees] socks off.

As for the subject matter, Safety experts are getting fewer and fewer, let alone those who are well versed in the explosives industry. Your knowledge and experience made it real for our employees as they could associate with your examples and pictures of good / bad safety and explosive practices, especially using your mirror technique.

… Even more stunning was how you drove main points and the core message on Safety … The way you kept the audience alive with humour, without losing them – while the message was going home, straight into the hearts and minds. We are very pleased that the awareness was raised but what is more important is the lasting thought left behind, long after presentations are over.

Joe Tau, GM, Operations

 

Jürgen in Action

… I loved your video for several reasons: Your regional knowledge and understanding of your audience is simply fantastic. You have really “Studied Your Prey” and address your audience’s need NOT yours, which so many speakers insist on doing. You also have a great sense of humor which you use as a vocal signature and which becomes a distinct aspect of your keynote. You really understand your subject matter and you speak from a space of having “been there and done that” but most of all your audience knows that and appreciates it.

I look forward to future contact and it has been a true pleasure to meet you and learn of your excellent work.

Kivi Bernhard, “Leopardology”

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VUKA! VUSA! Bootcamps Feedback

 

 

UNILEVER Head Office
SHE Rep Day

Nono Zulu, National SHE & S Manager  and   Devasha Reddy, SHE Coordinator – HO

… thank you once again for your awesome presentation. It was well spoken about and I loved it.

Roberta Prophet, Africa Cluster Safety Coordinator Coordinator

Shiksha Ramdass, Corp SHE Coordinator

 

UNILEVER Boksburg:
SHE Rep Bootcamp

Catherine Maloa, Site SHE & Security Manager

 

LONMIN SMELTER:
VUKA! VUSA!™ Sessions

Listen to Apie Tinderholm’s feedback

 

VUKA! VUSA!™ Workshops at GOLDFIELDS

Edwin Matlapeng, Mine Safety Manager

 

VUKA! VUSA!™ Workshops at SA Mint

I would like to single out the impact you made on our Safety Representatives through the Vuka! Vusa! workshop. I think that the secret of this program is that it is pitched skillfully to empower the Safety Representatives to take action. This has enabled the company to tap effectively into this valuable resource to drive the safety vision.

Tumi Tsehlo, GM

… The ideal tool to help recharge our large compliment of safety reps … Those new to the game got some insight into their responsibilities and came back to work ready to tackle anything. The veteran safety reps felt the course was well structured and enjoyed the wit and humour of the facilitators. Not like the normal ‘boring’ theory safety course they are required to attend.

… For team building and informative and interactive safety coaching, I give this workshop a thumbs up!

Ronele Isaacs, SHE Manager

 

VUKA! VUSA!™ Bootcamp at Omnia Sasolburg

… The best and most enjoyable training I have ever been on … I’m sure that with what you gave me and the toolbox, I’ll reach the “ZERO target” for the year.

Fred Behr, Hi Quality Electrical

Great course. Very informative, creative and motivational. I plan to use the term Vuka! Vusa!™ on a day to day basis. Not only at work but in my personal life as well.

I showed my wife the Toolbox and it has motivated her to be more safety conscious for herself and our little daughter. The Toolbox has already been of assistance with my safety talk on Friday.

… I will use what I’ve learned and motivate others to “GOYA” and make a difference in safety by “saving” their lives and preventing them from destroying others’ lives.

Dirk Visser

 

VUKA! VUSA!™ SHE Reps Workshop at ASSMANG Cato Ridge

… Probably the best attendance of our SHE representatives at any meeting. Your reputation precedes you. And they
together with the rest of the SHEQ Department officials were impressed.

The message was simple, practical and well received. We definitely need to do a follow-up session and perhaps direct the safety message to the foremen and supervisors. Well done and thank you for an effective message.

Siyabonga Makhaye, SHEQ HOD

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JOHANNESBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY,
Sandton & Midrand Regions
:
Keynote on People

Andrew Horton, MC

A very unique and thought provoking presentation … Definitely made me think about my colleagues! I made a point of thanking my colleague for coming into work this morning.

Nadia Oberholzer

 

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION SA, Pretoria Chapter:
Safety Business Presentation

Bertie du Plessis, Professional Speaker & Leadership Trainer

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