"Measuring Safety Performance, A Practical Approach"

Bill Pomfret, PhD.



            Time:               11:45 to 1:15 PM

            Date:                Friday, September 17, 2004        
Ottawa Public Library, Theatre – Lower Level, Metcalfe & Laurier, Ottawa, ON.
            Cost:                Ten dollars - $10.00 (to cover the cost of the room and the screen)


The venue for the September 17th meeting has been changed from the RCAF Officer’s Mess to the Ottawa Public Library (Metcalfe & Laurier) – Theatre – Lower Level.  Since restaurant facilities are not available in the Library, you may wish to consider brown bagging it for the meeting.


            No other safety related activity could produce a status evaluation of any industrial or commercial enterprise better than a comprehensive audit. Performed professionally, audits provide management with facts, facts provide answers, and answers provide solutions. As a systems safety professional it is our responsibility to ensure that we help managers ensure that their action and activities are based on facts.

             There are many Health and Safety Management System "models" available, BS18001, the ILO, the ISRS and the 5 Star Health and Safety Management System to name a few. One thing is certain, there is no "One size fits all OH&S Management System. An effective, quality driven OH&S - MS is really a system of measuring and verifying "conformance to requirements or standards", without adequate standards, there can be no effective measurement or evaluation of performance.

             This presentation will address the elements and protocols for one "Model" which will show that safety is a process not a product, and that professionally done a    Health and Safety Management System can put any organization on a step-by-step program towards progressive improvement.


            Dr. Bill Pomfret is a 39-year veteran in Safety Health and Loss Control, starting out with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) as a trainee Fire & Safety Officer in 1965.

             After qualifying with an MSc in Occupational Safety and Health he became Safety Advisor for Bass Charrington at the largest brewery in Europe.  Bill had brief employment as the Chief Safety Advisor for the Engineering Employers Federation and then Training Manager with the British Safety Council where he helped train Safety Professionals to achieve professional status.

             In 1975 Bill was a founding board member of the World Safety Organization, a position he held for eight years.  In 1976 Bill founded his own company, Safety Projects International Inc that is one of the world's leading independent Loss Control Consultancies.

             Dr. Pomfret has worked for many Fortune 500 companies in over 40 countries, bringing Safety and Loss Prevention into the Boardroom.  Bill is author of several best-selling books, "The Road to Compliance" and "Questions & Answers in Loss Control" each selling over 25,000 copies.

             Bill has produced over 200 OH&S training video's and over 500 professional Power Point presentations, and currently has over 160 associates using his systems in over 40 countries.