One ingredient missing, no matter how small, leads to one BIG disaster… Suppose you are baking a basic Vanilla cake. The ingredients are as follows:
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pans;
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pans;
- 1 tablespoon baking powder;
- 1/2 teaspoon salt;
- 1 1/2 cups sugar;
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature;
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract;
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
So now, you have the complete ingredients and the instructions on how to have this vanilla cake baked: Your toolbox talks, awareness campaigns, all required licenses required for machine operators, administration factors, engineering factors, PPE, and the likes. In the process of following the instructions, you forget something as silly as baking powder. The sad fact is that THE CAKE WILL NOT RISE WITHOUT BAKING POWDER.
The safety statistics we wish to change in our organisations could be perceived as the cake we want to bake this year, and specific action plans are located for such. As Grashyo Health & Safety, we wish you all the best on such anticipated good achievements; however, we urge you that you also highly consider the Operational Behaviour, as such plays a pivotal role in all Occupational Health and Safety.
Kindly refer to your plan; make a thorough checklist of all ingredients you may require to control Operational Behaviour, otherwise, the change you anticipate may never arrive.
If we can have a motto of saying, ‘nothing is insignificant’ this year, we can have all the achievements we want as the year-end draws nigh.