Read The Label

I am very very very concerned at the false advertising of events being held by so called safety and risk management specialists. I recently looked at a session being held by an online safety management company. The speaker is a “risk management specialist”. When I looked at his qualifications and experience, his entire career was in selling. He had never held a safety or risk management role and his only qualification was a certificate IV in safety. Not good enough. But it doesn’t stop there. The big consulting companies do it to. I have listened to webinars and read reports on safety prepared by environmental consultants, business consultants, change consultants. YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE THIS ADVICE SO STOP. Despite my concerns about the WA legislation which provides for prosecution of safety consultants who fail to provide competent advice, perhaps this is the only way to stop this fraudulent and unethical behaviour. People’s safety is at stake.