Talking About Risks

Talking About Risks

By Sonni Gopal
After 30 years in my profession, “digital” networking is #1 for me when it comes to sharing experience and knowledge in risk and safety management, health and well being.

It’s going to be even more relevant with that “new normal” in mind.

These podcasts are solo performances and audio extracts from my YouTube Channel "RedRisks".

The mission is to share openly and freely knowledge and experience to help those who cannot always access such resources.

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TAR #014: What are Leading and Lagging Key Performance Indicators (KPI)?
Not only is it important to select Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that are fit for purpose, easy to manage and sustainable but it’s also a good idea to have Leading and Lagging Indicators.    But why....?
June 2, 2020
TAR #013: Safety Performance Improvement - what would be your advice?
I was asked recently my best advice on how to focus and improve on safety performance.  This question got my brain cells working overtime and I came up with 3 aspects that have helped and I want to share them with you.   Of course, I suspect that you also have your own...why  not share them and drop in the comments below or feedback via the website.
May 20, 2020
TAR #012: Risk and Safety Management Post COVID-19
We will sometime in the near future be heading back to work, however, the normal that we once knew will need to be adjusted for the “new normal”. But what are the risks? How can we set about reviewing Risk and Safety Management Post COVID-19? In this short audio (from my video on YouTube), I want to share my thoughts with you on an approach that you can apply/ consider as you head towards “Open for Business”.
May 15, 2020
TAR #011: The Future for Behaviour Based Safety (BBS)
This is the audio from a Live Event and the video is on our YouTube Channel "RedRisks". I knew that this was going to a "hot" topic for debate and it was certainly fully charged with energy and passion. These live events with Tim, Dom and Scott just keeps getting better and yet again, we had 60+ attendees. Another super turnout and digital engagement. Whatever your views are on BBS (i.e, for, against or neutral), watch this video. At least enjoy the fireworks now and then. If we don't ask tricky questions or propose thoughts for discussions, these shows become just another in a long line of discussions for the digital library.
May 6, 2020
TAR #010: Opinion Survey Results for "COVID-19 Challenges, Concerns, Worries etc".
This is a narrative on the results from an opinion survey I carried out in April (last 2 weeks), wherein I asked via social media for feedback on 5 specific questions. Pleased to say that 327 people took part and the results, whilst might not be a surprise, is worth listening to.
May 4, 2020
TAR #009: Tips for a Successful HAZOP - What are the Key Ingredients?
HAZard OPerability (HAZOP) studies play a critical risk identification and assessment role towards workplace and process safety.  But what makes a HAZOP successful?  In this short audio, I want to share with you my thoughts, experience and lessons learnt. There is also a special guest appearance...
May 4, 2020
TAR #008: Psychological Challenges after COVID-19 and Potential Solutions
On the 15th April (2020),  we put this Live Event together to get 3 World Class Experts in a discussion regarding "COVID-19" Psychological Challenges and Potential Solutions....SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENED....WE FELT A SENSE OF PURPOSE & ALIGNMENT...listen to this audio (or watch the video on my YouTube Channel "RedRisks") till the end and check out the closing discussions. You will definitely want to take part in the next one.
May 4, 2020
TAR #007: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) - My 5 Top Tips
This is the audio extract from a live stream event related to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and some tips that I can offer based upon my experience and lessons learnt.
May 4, 2020
TAR #006: Maintenance - Safety Matters
In this audio extract from the video on my YouTube Channel (RedRisks), let's praise so many of our unsung heroes out there who carry out maintenance really does matter when it comes to maintenance,.
May 4, 2020
TAR #005: Don’t Just Focus on Inputs and Outputs for Performance Improvement
If like me, you set objectives, goals or targets but don’t always get a 100% success rate for performance improvement…there could be a good reason for that.  Apart from reasons where Key Performance Indicators (or Leading and Lagging Indicators) play a key role, in this short audio extract, I would like to share with you my lessons learnt and hopefully they might help you fine tune your approach so that you can achieve your aspirations.
May 4, 2020
TAR #004: Things Are Still Going Wrong....Why?
In his sequel to the book "What Went Wrong", the late & great Trevor Kletz revisited the subject under the title "Still Going Wrong". This is a favourite book from my collection and I often take a look back at my career and experience with a focus on "Why Are Things Still Going Wrong".  I nearly always arrive at the same conclusion and that is related to the 4C's...BUT, WHAT ARE THEY?  
May 4, 2020
TAR #003: "Zero Accidents" - Realistic or just a pipe dream?
In this Audio, I want to share my view on that expression that I guess we are all familiar with "Zero Accidents".  Is it realistic or just a pipe dream.
May 4, 2020
TAR #002: Risk and Safety Management: Where do I Start?
I often get asked "where do I start in risk and safety management?" In the first instance, it's really all about asking the right questions, but what are they?  Let me share with you some of my top tips in this short audio extract from my video.
May 4, 2020
TAR #001 - Restarting the "Talking About Risks" Podcast Show
I started podcasting way back in 2016. Unfortunately, for  various reasons, I fell off the radar. But now...I am back. Following on from the success of my YouTube Channel "RedRisks", I want share with you not only audio extracts from the videos online but also my thoughts, experiences, lessons learnt and general advice regarding Risk and Safety Management. In case you cannot watch the videos, these audio versions will allow me to keep you updated on fresh content that I will be producing weekly. I am really looking forward to the new ventures.
May 1, 2020