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About Barclayss® Books

At Barclayss® we believe in sharing information in Simple, Practical and Different ways. This philosophy extends from our work with clients through to our books and guides. Our bookshop currently contains short guides covering topics within the culture umbrella, as well as workbooks to improve your feedback and prestart processes.

Our e-books have been downloaded by leaders across the globe.

Our workbooks are used by some one of the world’s largest mining organisations. 

"How many times have you sat in a prestart and felt drained coming out of it even before you’ve picked up the first tool for the day? It’s fair to say that prestarts have the potential to be pretty dry at the best of times with fairly no specific overall goal or direction. That’s where this little booklet comes in. Having been to many prestart over the years, it’s a hard call for supervisors to keep prestarts fresh and on point day in and day out so this booklet is designed to be used as a tool to help with that."

Rachel Smith

A Guideline to Prestarts

"Discovering your level of Culture Maturity is the foundation for any Culture Change journey. 

Planning for an Integral Culture will enhance performance by aligning people and systems, so they work together in achieving objectives. 

There are five factors that influence Culture Maturity, understanding these different factors ensures the discovery process is focused on the right things."

John Barclay

Five Factors of Cultural Maturity Discovery

"The importance of the development logbook is the conversation based on trust, respect, and authenticity. The better you are at talking with your team member, the more trust you will establish. This will allow them to reflect on their own work performance and what they want for their continuing development. The interaction should take no more than 5 – 10 minutes with each team member, held once a swing, or at a time you choose, and can be done either in the office or out in the field."

Rachel Smith

The Leader's Development Logbook

"At Barclayss®, through our extensive experience and

practice, we’ve noted five traits which create an Integral Culture.

“CULTURE IS HOW WE DO THINGS AROUND HERE.”

An Integral Culture enables good performance by aligning people and systems so they can work together to achieve objectives."

John Barclay

Five Traits of an Integral Culture

The Leader's Development Logbook

Leadership begins with respect and good intent. The team at Barclayss have brought you the ultimate 360-degree feedback tool for leaders to utilise out in the field or in an office environment. This logbook is a place to record experiences that validate feedback and provide both the leader and the worker with solid concrete information that can be transferred into your company’s data system. It also provides a place for the employee to describe feedback about how their leader or boss is going too.

The Leader's Guideline for Prestart Briefings

The team at Barclayss have produced this prestart book to help leaders navigate through the prestart in a systematic way that is designed to motivate people in a way that they are excited to start their day with a clear understanding of what they need to do and what support they may need to ask for. It has tips and hints about who owns the prestart, how to motivate your team and how increase engagement.

The Cultural Maturity E-Book Series Bundle

Start your journey to an integral culture with this all-inclusive e-book series by John Barclay.

Book one: The Four Levels of Cultural Maturity (interactive)
Book two: Five Factors of Cultural Maturity
Book three: Five Practices to Create an Integral Culture
Book four: Five Traits of an Integral Culture

All available for individual purchase.

Leadership & Culture

Have you got the HS culture in your organisation that you want? Are your leaders unclear or uncertain about the type of HS behaviours that lead to a good HS culture? We can develop and implement programs that improve your HS culture and your HS leadership performance.

Specialist Resources

Have you got a short-term HS resource issue, either to bridge a gap between recruitment, tackle an urgent project, or supplement your existing team for a specific period? We can provide you with specialist HS resources, that work with a coaching philosophy, to help you tackle your short-term HS resource needs.

Systems Improvement

Is your existing System too cumbersome or bureaucratic? Have you got repetitive HS issues that you’re struggling to fix? Is Contractor Management a problem that needs to be improved? We can work collaboratively with your team to develop and implement solutions that resolve HS issues, improves performance and increases efficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

As an employer you are required to provide and maintain a safe place of work, where so far as is practical, your employees are not exposed to hazards. Additional responsibilities include providing employees with instruction, information, training and supervision, a method for consultation on WHS issues and measures to provide protection where exposure to hazards is not preventable.

In practice, it is often the way WHS responsibilities are carried out within a business that have the greatest impact on its WHS performance. This is a key area where Barclayss® can help you and your team.

The first stage is to decide whether you need to, or want to achieve a particular HS standard. This provides a guide for defining the structure of your HS Management System. Even if it isn’t your main priority, it’s a good idea to follow this route, as if you decide to target achievement of a standard in the future, your Management System will be restructured in an appropriate way.  

The next stage is to conduct a gap analysis of your current system/documentation against the selected structure to highlight the areas that are absent or need work to bring them up to the required level. Then the work begins….. creating new documentation and updating or improving current documentation to ensure that it provides the required level of information for the system users.

The final stage is to implement the system, through a coordinated roll-out process. This stage will involve training leaders and employees in the key responsibilities and actions that they need to do to comply with the system.

Sounds easy! It can be, but it also can be resource intensive and technically complicated, and these are areas where Barclayss® can help you get started.

The route to certification starts with a conversation with an accreditation provider. The provider will share the expectations and requirements needed to gain certification. They will also confirm the process that you need to follow.

The next step us typically a gap analysis audit that reviews your system against the relevant standard and highlights areas for improvement prior to the formal certification audit.

The certification audit will assess your level of compliance against both the standard and your own system requirements and highlight any areas of non-conformance. If minimal non-conformances are identified, you can be granted your accreditation shortly after this audit. However, this is not usual, as most audits identify a mixture of major and/or minor non-conformances that require work to fix them. Once resolved, the provider will return to assess the non-conformances and confirm whether they can be closed out. Once closed out, the provider can recommend to the certification body that your organisation receives its certification.

Again, this is a resource intensive and technically complicated process and Barclayss® can help you with managing your journey to certification.

Within the legislation, if WHS duties are new, or have changed substantially from the current arrangements, there will be a transition period for WA businesses to adopt the new requirements. During this transition period, businesses will have time to assess the implication of the new arrangements on their current operation and work out what changes they need to complete to achieve compliance. Barclayss® can assist you in identifying the required changes, developing any new/modified systems, work methodologies and/or operating practices and implementing them in your workplace.

Where the new arrangements are identical/very similar to the current requirements, it is anticipated (although not guaranteed) that the established processes within a business will ensure compliance, when the legislation is in place.

However, it’s recommended that businesses conduct a review of their existing HS Management System against the requirements of the new legislation, even where it appears that the legislation hasn’t changed significantly, to identify where there may be gaps and the need for improvement. Barclayss® can help you with completing these reviews and tackling any improvement areas that they reveal.

WA Work Health and Safety Act 2020 applies to all Western Australian workplaces, including mines, petroleum and geothermal energy operations.  The Act came into force on the 10th November 2020.

All Australian states and territories (except Victoria) have WHS legislation largely based on the national model WHS Act.  This allows for companies operating nationally to have similar obligations and requirements across all locations.

WHS Regulations are legally binding.  Breaches of regulations can result in penalties.

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