Ladies and gentlemen, this is Safety on Tap, episode number 50! Wooo hoooo!

 

I’m your host Andrew Barrett, and I’m so glad you’ve joined us to celebrate the 50th episode of the Safety on Tap Podcast!

Since you’re listening in, you must be a leader wanting to grow yourself and drastically improve health and safety along the way.  Welcome to you, you’re in the right place.  If this is your first time listening in, thanks for joining us and well done for trying something different to improve! And of course welcome to all of you wonderful, regular listeners!

Before we get into it, I want to thank Alistair Camm for reading our regular introduction.  Alistair has been a long time listener, and I had the pleasure of meeting him in person a few weeks ago.  I wanted to share two things about that.  First Alistair has seen I had made some comments on Linkedin about stocism, and knowing we would be meeting in person he took the time to find an excellent paper about stocism from a service he subscribes to, he printed it out and he gave it to me.  It was a wonderful gift – so simple and so thoughtful.  It reinforced for me the power of small gestures to help others, especially when it comes to learning.  Second thing about that conversation is Alistair said that he could almost recite the podcast introduction off by heart given he had heard it so many times….so I thought who better to introduce our 50th episode than him! So thanks Alistair for that!

Now as health and safety leaders, I hope we recognise that numbers don’t mean much without giving them meaning.  So whilst 50 episodes is a pretty arbitrary number, I wanted you to help me make meaning of it, since this isn’t much of a podcast without you thousands of listeners out there! I want you to know that there is a amazing community of people, just like you but different as well, with a common interest in improving yourselves as leaders in order to translate our greater effectiveness into better health and safety outcomes for the people we serve.

So I put the call out for some messages from you, and so today’s episode is just a handful of listeners messages reflecting on their favourite episode and how it’s helping them improve.  I’m pretty intentional about most things, and this is no different.  The intention behind this is to reinforce the power of social learning.  Individual podcast listeners you may be, but this handful of messages may just bring you a unique perspective, a new idea, or just an episode which you haven’t listened to just yet.  I wanted to bring you the power of learning from each other, not just me and the people I interview. I’ve had a really really nice time reflecting on these messages myself, making meaning of them, and have shared my reflections of each with you in this episode too.

So it is with great gratitude that we kick off our 50th episode listener messages:



I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode as much as I did putting it together.  It’s lovely to reflect on the community of listeners that have grown around the podcast, and to hear that positive impact it is having for them.  I’m especially happy to be able to share the personal relationship I have with some of the listeners you heard from today, because it is in the strength of our connections with each other that we find strength, opportunity, and growth.  Thank you  for our special listener messages from Steve, Cameron, Danielle, Kelly, Genevieve, Russel, Drewie and Sally.

We sure covered a lot of ground in a short space of time!

If you appreciate what I’m doing here at Safety on Tap one of the best things you can do is to share the podcast with a friend or colleague! Share the love, the podcast only works when we have listeners, and together you and I have some amazing potential to help so many more people, so think of a friend, send them a note, and say ‘have a listen to this!.  I’d also really appreciate an honest review from you on iTunes, could you do one for me? That also helps other people find the podcast more easily.  And lastly, I know I’m asking a lot, if you have a guest you think I should interview or a topic in mind, shoot me an email andrew@safetyontap.com and I’ll see what I can do!

 

Thanks for celebrating with me, here’s to the next 50 episodes.  Until next time, what’s the one thing you’ll do to take positive, effective or rewarding action, to grow yourself, and drastically improve health and safety along the way.  Seeya!