FM Consultants Podcast 2015-17 – Discussion by Kevin Wilcox (USA) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
“Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk”
“Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk”
Kevin Wilcox joins Chris Payne and David Reynolds a short while after his 2015 FMCC webinar, “Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk”, where he delivers a systematic development against fall risk in five critical areas, applying prevention by design, training, and certified fall protection systems.
Kevin is a principal of LJB Inc. and a professional structural engineer, who is also a certified safety professional. He has more than 20 years’ experience in fall protection consulting, with expertise in fall hazard assessments, design and inspection of fall protection systems, and related training. Fall protection presents two conflicting realities: significant fall incidents don’t happen often, but when they do occur, they’re catastrophic and costly. The challenge, however, is that fall protection is complex. There are numerous regulations, standards, equipment options, training sources and priorities to consider when protecting workers. Kevin approaches fall protection in a practical way to minimize the complexity, while taking comprehensive action to protect people, projects, and business. In this podcast, Kevin talks about specifying fall protection to be provided by outsource organizations working in your facility. He then expands on specification to view fall protection as a system of understanding hazards, design, training, and practices – and oh yes, equipment. The point is, certified equipment is necessary, but hardly sufficient. Equipment is just one part of a certified system for safety from falling. Last, he briefly treats risk assessment, as possibly the part of fall protection that where the experienced safety professional can contribute uniquely.
Fall protection a straightforward quality of life and continuity of business issue, nothing less.
Kevin Wilcox Kevin Wilcox is a principal with LJB Inc. He is a professional structural engineer and a certified safety professional with more than 20 years of experience in fall protection consulting. He holds a bachelors and a master’s degree in civil engineering and is an experienced fall protection trainer.
Chris works in a consulting capacity to help facilities management providers embed more efficient ways of working within their delivery contracts. With a strong focus on innovation, he contributes to improvement activities through the development of frameworks, software systems and technology to capture and incorporate new ways of working that saves cost and enhances operations.
With over 25 years of experience working on the built environment, Chris has comprehensive insight into the construction and maintenance of facilities within a number of industry sectors, including: social housing, critical environments, defence estates, food processing and commercial office space. In recent years, through the successful delivery of consultancy projects, he has helped clients secure more profitable work by moving beyond standard delivery approaches to find new ways of adding value to facility end-users and occupants.
Based near Glasgow in Scotland, he travels extensively to support an international client base.
David Reynolds, MS, FMP, CFM
David Reynolds is an FM consultant based in Mississippi, in the U.S. His involvement in FM arose out of work in engineering, operations, and related information technology. He has a lifelong interest in how people experience the built environment. He began consulting in offshore oil field and inland marine transportation during the 1990s, building teams that streamlined and transformed production processes. He has continued in technical operations and project management roles since, concentrating exclusively in FM since joining IFMA in 2002. He earned the CFM in 2014.
Helping FMs to gauge, interpret, and take action in order to make processes reliable, productive, and resilient is the mission of FM-CONSULT-CREATE, his consultancy.
He focuses on FM as organizations adopt asset management principles and practices following ISO 55000, where clear, visible, interactive, maintainable, process and risk models, data, and measurements can better frame FM in organizational strategies and objectives.
The FMCC Podcast Team:
David Reynolds - FMCC STAG Member as Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator
Shamo Mikayilov - FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Administrator, Webinar Administrator & Podcast/Audio Editor
Markus Groll - FMCC Board Member as Secretary & STAG Chair
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