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Australia's Best Selling Heath & Safety Book: Check out the reviews

Clive Lloyd's recently released book, "Next Generation Safety Leadership: From Compliance to Care" is now available as a hardback or e-book directly from the publishers, Amazon or your favourite online bookseller. A brief synopsis, as well as some early reviews are included here.




Next Generation Safety Leadership offers meaningful applications that bring theory to life through case studies and stories from the author's many years of experience in high-risk industries. 

The author begins by presenting safety leaders and their organizations with a compelling case for change – for doing Safety Differently – and then provides practical advice and clear strategies that enable leaders to create psychologically safe teams.

Focusing on the need to build trust, the book uses a clear and conversational tone, translating academic jargon into actionable goals. Through the use of industry examples, humor, and leadership case studies, the book leaves the reader with a comprehensive toolkit that will enable the development of a more mature, proactive safety culture.

The volume also doubles as a workbook, and when members of a leadership team have recorded and shared their responses to the reflection questions and action plans at the end of each chapter, they will posess a clear pathway forward.

Written primarily for the safety community, the book will be of interest to Operations Managers, General Managers, Health and Safety Managers, Safety Advisors, and Maintenance Managers.




Graeme Snell

... just finished reading this excellent and informative book . It is nice and reassuring to see a world view that matches mine . I remember vividly early in my career . I was 12 years a regulator in my first role . Whenever I received a reportable incident . If the remediation suggested was either retrain or clearly insinuated individual human error it was a red flag to me . These were the ones I always investigated . Arguably 99.999% were an organisational failure ! 
Thanks for a great book


Neil Fisher

“Next Generation Safety Leadership: From Compliance to Care” brings theory to life through case studies from the author's many years of experience in high-risk industries. The author begins by presenting safety leaders and their organizations with a compelling case for change – for doing Safety Differently – and then provides practical advice and clear strategies that enable leaders to create psychologically safe teams.

“This book is a must have for any safety professional, whether you’re an established practitioner or an aspiring one, you will take something away from reading this. Clive Lloyd has really raised the bar on how the industry needs to drive forward in the 21st century. I cannot recommend this book enough, worth every penny and a book I’ll read again and again” 


Tim D’Ath

“Next Generation Safety Leadership, by Clive Lloyd: Australia’s answer to a safety industry in crisis. This book is a must read for all safety professionals wanting to help undo the missteps in our industry over the past 20 years. A brilliant book”


Brett Read

“This is a great resource to understand the leadership practices that create psychological safety. I have just finished reading Clive Lloyd's newly released book on Safety Leadership and can recommend it wholeheartedly as a gem of wisdom. If you're wanting to update your safety leadership approach and move on from a handicapped Behavioural Based Safety approach this book is a must read”


Ken Hunt

"Just finished Clive F. Lloyd’s new offering. It is a fantastic book that needs put in the hands of every operations leader (of course, all leaders would benefit). His voice is absolutely one that should be heard, and his work is a must-have for influencing how you and your people interact to provide a healthy and safe work culture"


John Holt

" ... Review in a nutshell? Just buy and read this book. Simples. Why? Because in Lloyd’s accessible examination (and associated learning guides and tools), for what D’Ath describes as an “…industry in crisis.” demands ‘the industry’ now moves beyond the polemical, and sadly deep-rooted ‘debate’ on the ‘best’ approach to making a better, safer, workplace for everyone. Unfortunately, workplaces are either simply disregarding this factional stooshie, have no interest, or at worse just ignoring us and carrying on as before. Fortunately, this is where Lloyd has stepped in to a middle ground of sorts and in this short and punchy work, with real-life examples, not only addresses real-world issues but also, critically, splits the book into two working sections, in effect:

Section 1 – Why psychological safety matters in our workplace; and

Section 2 – Practical ideas, skills and those real-life examples about what we can do next…

I believe a fear that we all face as safety professionals and practitioners and teachers, is the fear of irrelevance. That organisations and workers will simply move on without us, and if we do not support the demands of the modern worker and their workplace; or fatally, we no longer add value, then that is a fair call. Then we probably deserve to be replaced by an App, after all, why pay for an extra salary when an App checks, lists and corrects as you go? But will an app engender a sense of Trust? Will it help you develop and maintain key relationships; will an App kick the tyres with you and work with you to help figure out a better way through structured brainstorming. Perhaps, but not yet, ..not yet. At the end of the day, this book is a book about Trust in all its critical forms, as Lloyd explains the solution is simple, easy, readily available and mostly free: “There is, however, a strong and consistent predictor of safety performance that is readily available to be harnessed by all organizations and leaders, one that any safety initiative depends upon for success, and yet one that has largely been overlooked by the safety profession. This is a book about trust. Without trust (and its cousin, Psychological Safety): 

People don’t speak up.

Teams don’t fully engage. 

Metrics don’t reflect reality. 

New initiatives don’t gain traction.

People don’t admit mistakes.

People don’t share ideas.”[v]

 Remember that excerpt from Robert Tressell’s book I cited above? Tressell wrote that 120 years ago. It would appear that “Timing is everything”, after all. Perhaps it is time for a change. This book helps mark that change.


Laurin Moody

“I read the book this weekend, it's a wonderful, practical, help for leaders to tap into their strongest resource for success and safety, what the team knows. At the same time, it gently nudges you to think about how you can care more and what that care will create in an organization and the lives of the people who work there.”


James Ellis

“We have a curation problem. Whether we are trying to make sense of the daily news, the culture wars or a neighbourhood spat, our biases and those of traditional media make sensemaking increasingly difficult. Clive Lloyd has translated the work of some of the best thinkers about leadership into a very readable and easily digestible book. His language is unpretentious and his ideas are esoteric and well informed. Lloyd has done the curation for us so that we can improve our capacity for care.”


Gareth Lock

“I have followed Clive on LinkedIn for sometime now and really like everything he posts regarding a new view of safety which is based on compassion and care, not compliance and punishment. He provides numerous examples with a huge reference list for those who want to dig deeper. Each chapter ends with a summary and a series of reflective questions which allow you to bring the theory to life in your own workplace. However, as Goethe said “Knowledge is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” Read this, reflect on it for you. Do something with it! Highly recommended! Thanks Clive.”


“This workshop very cleverly explains human nature and how it affects safety. I believe this course has completely changed my outlook on safety, as ultimately safety is your own responsibility. It has changed the way I manage myself in pressure situations and stopped me getting upset with things I cannot control. The course was excellent...”


"Clive is a highly motivated and dynamic trainer. He has a deep understanding of his subject and delivers a very powerful message in an incredibly short space of time. This is probably the best training session I have ever attended and I would highly recommend Clive and GYST Consulting."

Business Manager

"The Care Factor Program has enabled me to be conscious of taking responsibility and understanding the how/what/why my thinking is built on. Also, that to change culture, I must empower others by asking questions and not being afraid to intervene"

Mining Engineer  

published on June 23, 2017

Clive Lloyd introducing the Care Factor program

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