Learning from Everyday Work: New View of Safety Discussion White-paper

Tuesday 1 March 2022
12:00 - 1:00pm

Risks like COVID19, Mental health and Cyber-Security have challenged our traditional perspectives on managing risks of a dynamic nature.

When events happen, the strong signals of how and why it happened become visible and the army of armchair critics become experts in how this could have been prevented. In hindsight, we have little appetite for learning but a culture of blame and fix becomes stronger. Yet when we look deeper into the risk, the signals that became strong were always present, but these weak signals prior to the event were lost in the noise of everyday work.

The whitepaper from Brent Sutton, brings a fresh perspective on Weak Signals and System Resilience and Capacity through the eyes of those that face risk every day. Join us for this event, to hear and learn about “Weak Signals” and how these principles can apply to quality, safety and operational excellence.


Please note: From 3 December 2021, you will be required to produce a vaccine pass to access our partners facilities to attend our in-person events in 2022. 

These include (but not limited to) lunchtime seminars, workshops, breakfast sessions or networking events. This will be in line with the Governments new COVID-19 Protection Framework. We will provide an online option where we can.

Our priority is to keep our members and communities safe. 

We appreciate your cooperation. 

Ngā mihi nui,

The team at RiskNZ


Lunchtime Seminars - Key Information

  • Lunchtime Seminar charges are $10 for all RiskNZ members, and $15 for non-members. You can pay directly via credit card online, or an invoice will be sent to you following registration.
  • Seminars commences at 12:00pm and will finish at 1:00pm.
  • Webinar dial-in – Webinar information for logging in and participating in the webinar will be shared with registered participants at least one day before the seminar.

About our presenter:

Brent Sutton

Brent brings over 17 years experience in occupational risk management and health and safety to Safety Associates.

Brent works in partnership with clients, providing practical advice to address health and safety risks and develop strategies to drive improvements in safety culture. He is well regarded as a safety coach and for assisting clients to understand the importance of safety governance, setting clear and understandable safety objectives and providing safety leadership.

Brent is also a specialist in health and safety critical event management of serious harm and fatality incidents and works with insurers and legal firms on WorkSafe NZ enforcement matters.

Brent is part the Board of RiskNZ Inc, RiskNZ is the sector body in New Zealand bringing together people and organisations managing risk.