Keeping The Safety Conversation Alive – with Andy White
The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast
Andy White, a Lecturer of Health & Safety at Victoria University in New Zealand, joins Colin on the show today to discuss the importance of diversity in approach, why the subject of health and safety is far more exciting than people realise, and how to make sure we're learning instead of blaming. KEY TAKEAWAYS There are differing opinions about how safety should be approached in the sector, right now. The most important thing is that the conversations are being held. Working in the health and safety sector means that you can become part of every discipline in an organisation. For that reason, it is a far more diverse and fascinating pursuit than many realise. It’s easy to drop into the blame culture, and look past the lessons and learnings in favour of apportioning blame. We do well to pause and reflect on each situation as it occurs. Procedures and method statements are far better devised when created “on the ground” with the teams who will be working with them. They can instantly communicate any restrictions that may hamper their ability to work, or add insights where needed. BEST MOMENTS ‘It only takes someone to start thinking differently for people to start engaging with it’ ‘What everyone is striving for right now is to be acknowledged’ ’There’s great opportunities for research, there’s great opportunities for innovation’ ‘Learning, rather than blaming, is so fundamental' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Interesting Health & Safety Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/the-interesting-health-safety-podcast/id1467771449 Andy White LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-white-11203023/?originalSubdomain=nz ABOUT THE HOST Colin Nottage ‘Making health and safety as important as everything else we do.’ This is the belief that Colin is passionate about and through his consultancy Influential Management Group (IMG) is able to spread into industry. Colin works at a strategic level with company owners and board members. He helps business leaders establish and achieve their health and safety ambitions. He has developed a number of leading competency improvement programmes that are delivered across industry and his strengths are his ability to take a practical approach to problem-solving and being able to liaise at all levels within an organisation. Colin also runs a company that vets contractors online and a network that develops and support H&S consultancies to become better businesses. Colin chairs the Construction Dust Partnership, an industry collaboration directly involving many organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive. He is a Post Graduate Tutor at Strathclyde University and a highly sought-after health and safety speaker and trainer. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety and Risk management, an engineering degree and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Be sure to check out the new in-studio video edition of the Moto Marketing Podcast here! Luke Nesler is joined by FXR's Andy White. FXR has leveled up to become one of the hot gear brands in moto in recent years. They got their start in the snow market, and Andy explains how they made their transition into moto and stood out among the already prominent gear brands to carve a path of their own.
My guest this week is stand up comedian Andy White. We start by talking about his victory on ‘The Weakest Link’ in 2002 and how the prize enabled him to pay for his wedding. Andy tells us about the work he has done for the National Autistic Society and we talk about our apprehension of ‘slightly obscure celebrities’. We learn how he ended up at university - Andy initially went to Aston to study town planning and then moved to Lampeter to study English where he enjoyed rattling tins for Rag and going to London to protest against the BNP. Andy explains why he didn’t mind that Lampeter was in the middle of nowhere and how he threw himself into it, and we talk about the political careers of some of the people who studied there and some of the eccentric figures that populated Lampeter. We find out how Andy got into stand up and how petrified he was when he did his first gig and then found that the microphone wasn’t working. He tells us about the different ways to ‘read’ an audience, and the difference between doing stag and hen nights. Andy tells us what happens on those occasions when a comedian has ‘lost‘ the audience and we learn about the so-called ’11 o’clock rule’. We deconstruct a gig and talk about the concept of ‘counterpoint’. Andy remembers when I used to keep a folder about the charts which I then, surreally, produce 30 years on during the interview. We find out what type of music Andy used to listen to, including REM, and how he will listen to Classic FM when driving to a gig. We learn what was the first record he ever bought. In the final part of the interview Andy talks about the musicians and comedians he has seen on stage, we find out what his dreams were when he was young and how Andy reflects on bad mistakes from the past and why golf club after dinner gigs don’t tend to go well. Please note: Opinions expressed are solely those of Chris Deacy and Andy White and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the University of Kent.
Ep133: Learning about operational learning, with Andy White
Safety on Tap
Can we learn better about our operations? What if we learned, to learn better? My guest today is Andy White, a superbly intelligent, caring, and insightful safety professional. An engineer by training, he morphed into safety given what he learned about managing actual safety managing construction projects. Andy is a lifelong learner, in both the experiential sense and the academic sense. He has worked in Antarctica as safety advisor to the New Zealand contingent down there, he's worked in adventure tourism, he's a university lecturer, and now head of safety innovation at one of Canada's largest infrastructure construction firms. Andy has been such an impactful peer, and teacher for me, so it's quite exciting to share him with you.
Andy White, the session drummer who replaced Ringo Starr on 11th September 1962Meet Andy White; the Session Drummer who replaced Ringo Happy New Year from Paul and David on Liddypod! Our 10th Episode features Andy White. On 11th September 1962, George Martin had enlisted the services of session drummer Andy White to replace Ringo on The Beatles first record. Listen to David’s interview with Andy White when researching his second book, “The Fab one hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles”. This was also featured in his third book, Finding the Fourth Beatle. Sadly, Andy died in 2015. Enjoy Liddypod 10 – Andy White in conversation with David
A conversation 35 years in the making with a truly inspirational Irish singer now over 14 albums into an amazing career. From his debut single 'Religious Persuasion' to his brand new album 'Time Is A Buffalo In The Art Of War' his pace and passion have remained intense. From growing up in Belfast at the height of the troubles to live on the edge of culture in Melbourne to his 90s Dublin days we cover a lot in this special episode.
The science of creating an incredible visitor experience with Andy White
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Andy White is the king of “Themed Experiential Entertainment” - the process of bringing Brands and IP’s to life with big ideas and innovative technology, creating something that customers will enjoy and remember forever.His agency, Andy White Creative, uses skill and expertise to create entertaining and memorable experiences for all kinds of visitor attractions including; theme parks, resorts and retail destinations. He’s worked on some incredible projects including CBeebies Land Hotel, The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and Sid’s Arctic Tours Ice Age Adventure.We learnt loads about Andy’s process in this podcast and we talked a lot about how design really needs to emotionally connect to the target audience to create a positive visitor experience.Andy is exhibiting at the Family Attraction Expo on the 6th and 7th of November 2019 - find him at stand FM 2350.What will you learn from this podcast?What’s involved in the process of bringing experiences to life - how to turn an intangible idea into a practical realityHow creating fantastic experiences translates into increased ticket salesTheme books - what are they and how do they help?How to entertain guests in queuesThe secret formula to great storytellingAnd more