Kira won for her contribution to the Safety Culture Framework Toolkit project, which is on track for a launch this year – which will be a game-changer for our industry.
We took the time to ask her a few questions about herself and this Award.
1. Describe the Project for which you won your ‘Best & Fairest’ Award, and your feelings about being recognised for your efforts?
I have been working on the Safety Culture Framework Toolkit project. This project aims to deliver a framework that encourages a consistent industry approach to strengthen and monitor workforce safety culture. Our team is also aiming to develop a suite of supporting tools such as an implementation guide, as well as connecting the framework to the good tools that already exist, such as the survey.
It was a lovely surprise to receive this award. I have learned a lot from my fellow team members over the course of this project and have been really impressed with how dedicated everyone is, and open to learning and sharing information.
2. In your sphere, what Safer Together product or program do you think contributes the most improving to safety outcomes in our industry, and why?
I am biased, but I do think this framework and toolkit have great potential to really make a difference, by clarifying expectations of the roles all members of a workforce play in supporting a safe work environment.
3. On a personal note, if you could live anywhere for a year, where would you live, and why?
I am currently reading a book called “Still Life” , which is partly set in Florence. I visited there many years ago and the book has inspired me to go back. I would love to live there because it is a beautiful part of the world, with great food, wine and art.
4. Do you have anything else you would like to add?
Our project team has received fantastic support from Andy Pearce, who is the Principal Consultant from Safer Together assigned to this project team. He has done much of the heavy lifting, provided excellent advice and helped us to connect with other project teams so we are aware of the big picture. I’d also like to thank Jack Taylor from ConocoPhillips who has so generously shared his knowledge of culture frameworks and Jodi Linto from Chevron who has helped us all to develop and strengthen our understanding of Human and Organisational Performance.