Month: May 2015

Transport & Logistics

Risk management: A critical process for improving railway safety in the UK

SMS specialist Kevin Thompson of the Rail Safety and Standards Board UK was among the speakers at the RISSB Rail Safety 2015 Conference in Melbourne. The conference brought together key personalities in the industry who discussed the critical issues surrounding rail safety and why it remains everyone’s responsibility. Accountability for risk management How better to…

29 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Education

3 ways ‘school-lessness’ has changed the conventional classroom

Written by Associate Professor Craig Deed, School of Education, La Trobe University The traditional industrial-era school design is widely seen as just not working anymore. The old classrooms were enclosed boxes, isolated, fixed, inwards looking, with one authoritative teacher out the front. How is this supposed to produce a clever, critical, agile, and responsive workforce? Professor Craig…

28 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

6 steps to prioritise tasks efficiently

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to complete the tasks and projects collecting dust on the top of your desk. But managing your time means working smarter – not longer. In other words, you need to learn how to prioritise. For many assistants, learning how to establish and maintain priorities is…

27 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Nurse led discharge: Leading the way to improve patient flow and care transfer

Since 2004 in the UK, nurse led discharge has featured and been slowly developed as part of NHS Policy initiatives to improve discharge planning. It has been a reactionary process to policy pressure rather than a clinically led development. Hence the imperative to improve discharge planning has been very broad and to this end the…

27 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

The impacts of OTR tyre management on mining operation’s safety & efficiencies

In the lead up to the OTR Tyre Safety & Maintenance Seminar to be held next month we had the opportunity to ask key speaking contributors Paul Knotts and Heather Bone what they thought were the impacts OTR tyre management had on mining operation's safety and efficiencies (as well as what they were looking forward…

26 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail Safety initiatives in Victoria: Understanding our responsibilities in the safety cultural journey

At the Rail Safety 2015 Conference in Melbourne, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) CEO Mark Wild talked about the different challenges of his role as the head of PTV and the plans and strategies he has laid out to resolve these. He highlighted the vital elements behind safety culture improvements and how every member of the…

26 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Give Happy Live Happy: The Power of Volunteering

Formally, Australia has 6 million volunteers - that's 1 in 4 of us. The power of this collective who form the backbone of Not-for-Profit organisations across the nation is regularly campaigned. According to various reports, the economic value of volunteering ranges from $25billion to $290 billion without even taking into account the social benefits of…

25 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Understanding the need for common safety methodology and its practical application on risk evaluation and assessment

Executive-level safety expert Andrew Petrie of Network Rail Consulting was among the speakers at the Rail Safety 2015 Conference at the Langham Hotel, Melbourne. Together with his colleague Kevin Thompson, they gave an extensive discussion on safety risk management from an international perspective. Network Rail and Network Rail Consulting Network Rail operates, maintains and develops…

22 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

The evolving OSV sector – where is it heading? Q&A with maritime expert Ray Rudge

Ray Rudge is the HSEQ Manager at Australian Offshore Solutions who offer marine services to the offshore oil and gas industry. Ray will be presenting at the Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) Conference in Perth this June, and in the lead up we asked him a few questions related to Australia's evolving OSV sector. How do you…

20 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Nice people don’t finish last

YOU probably won’t want to read it all but a detailed study conducted by an academic team in Germany has found that, in most management situations, the nicer you are, the more money you make. The team studied the relationship between aspects of Emotional Intelligence and success in the workplace. In particular they looked at…

19 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

How can costing and coding improve healthcare processes and patient care?

Understanding data and ensuring the fitness of patient data are now essential elements of many healthcare professions, as the required skills for many traditional hospital roles is speedily changing to match the demands of this new, increasingly competitive era in healthcare. The acute health sector in Australia is data rich, but currently does not meet…

19 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The Lac-Mégantic rail accident: When railway safety is taken for granted

Director of Investigations for the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada, Kirby Jang, was among the keynote speakers at RISSB’s 2015 Rail Safety Conference. Mr. Jang reviewed the catastrophic Lac-Mégantic rail accident and how his team at the TSB proceeded with their investigation on the incident. He detailed the factors leading up to the incident,…

18 May 2015, by Informa Insights