Disruptive Safety™ is a solution-based approach which totally transforms the way in which we approach workplace health and safety training.
It’s about moving The Elephant (safety culture) and getting everyone to really own safety.

“ We need to change
from seeing safety as a reactive effort of preventing things from going wrong,
to seeing safety as a proactive, continuous improvement approach of making sure things go right.”

The Safety Rep's Survival Guide Plus Supporting Material

solution to the industry-wide problem of H&S Reps not playing a meaningful, proactive role in safety.

The handbook, together with supporting material, is a powerful self-development tool that spells out how to develop the skills that you need in order to grow into an ACTIVE H&S REP. The rest is up to you and how you apply what you learn.

In each section of the guide, ANTZI makes an appearance in various disguises with the purpose of drawing your attention to different categories of information.

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Sneak Peek

Here’s a brief summary of what you will find inside …


Presenting the à la carte menu of sections and topics.

Section 1.

Where you'll meet ANTZI and be forced to answer the critical question: Do you want to be an active Health & Safety Rep?

Section 2.

The journey to becoming an active H&S Rep.

Section 3.

D.I.Y. means education and empowerment through self-development.

Section 4.

Find out what proactive action means and become an H&S Rep who finds and seizes opportunities.

Section 5.

The "B" of the ABC's. We tell you why it's so important and take you on a journey of self-discovery.

Section 6.

Power in numbers and safety in numbers - the double bonus of teamwork. You too can have it.

Section 7.

Problem-solving. Everyone can. We break it down for you.

Section 8.

We get our teeth into risk and the cornerstone of our disruptive approach to a safer workplace.

Section 9.

We wrap up with our call to action: Just Do Something Safe and #MySafetyMovement.


Supplementary information, such as how to use this guide, a glossary, FAQ's and more.




Tibor Szana, Chief Director OHS, Department of Labour, South Africa
ANTZI ... what a great concept, well thought out and significant in choice. I was happy to read and review this book as I wanted to see how the subject would be presented. Each page has something of value. This is probably the most "fun" book in health and safety that I have read. It proves that health and safety can be fun. It also allows you to reflect on your own, everyday experiences. It makes you realise your responsibility for others and not just yourself ... that is ANTZI. What keeps one glued to the pages is the passion of the two writers, Jürgen and Natalie, as they weave a story of what I consider to be one of the most important components of occupational health and safety - "structure". I look forward to a transformed industry, as Jürgen and Natalie bless us with more of their wisdom in future.

Siyabonga Gama, Group CEO, Transnet
This guide is one of its kind. It is a good mix of both theoretical knowledge and practical application. Easy to understand and written in a way that reader engagement is top priority ... one interesting page after the other ... Health & Safety Reps will be more self-reliant after working through this empowering D-I-Y guide. They should be able to have the necessary skills for dealing with problem-solving and challenging situations in the workplace, as well as reflecting on their involvement in health and safety in general, and also in their contribution towards making workplaces safer. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, wrote "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." It is a truism that is never more profound than in this thought-provoking and exhaustive guide.

Schalk Jacobs - Regional Risk Manager, SAPPI Ngodwana Forests
I think this is a wonderful tool that we will be able to utilise. ... There is a need for SHE rep training and understanding of their roles and I find the material to be very informative and to the point.

Colin Rilley, retired Director of Operations & HR, AEL
What a novel and refreshing approach to behavioural safety for H&S Reps. I would recommend this book / course to any firstline manager who wants to care for and grow their subordinates into independent, observant and action-oriented individuals. The ANTZI motto of "the more you put in the more you get out" resounds throughout the book.

Bruce Mills - Director, Kaizen SHEQ
I have been going through the survival guide – slowly – to digest the contents and appreciate the huge effort that you have put into this work from your hearts. I share a similar passion for getting into people’s heads what SHEQ is really about, not just bland perceptions. I will be punting this guide all through the clients that I service and through my business networks.

Sylvester Bungweni Duma, retired Supply Chain Manager, AEL
The use of the ANTZI examples makes the understanding of the topics easy to follow and identify with. It is easy to read and I can take to the lowest-paid employee in the organisation and they can understand it. For a change, the H&S Rep can be the teacher, teaching other people. It's easy. They can talk about it anywhere. It is my firm belief that this book will go a long way in enabling the H&S Reps to do their jobs well.

Llewellyn Walljee - Independent Health & Safety Advisor
Although it says Health & Safety Reps, the book is applicable to supervisors as well as general workers, as it addresses areas where health and safety is applicable to all levels. I like the colour-coded index. I can easily browse for a topic. I also like the variety of the topics, the tips and the FAQ's and self-test questions. The visuals mean that you can't get bored with the book.

Nohma Ndikho, Parliamentary Information Centre (Cape)
This publication will be a valuable addition to our Library Collection.

Meet the Authors Dr. Natalie Skeepers and Mr. Jürgen Tietz

Natalie is an Independent Consultant, working across various industries and sectors.

She holds a PhD in Engineering Management, a Master's degree in HSE and an MPhil in HIV/AIDS Management, as well as extensive experience as an H&S professional across a broad spectrum of industries and in the areas of corporate governance, risk and compliance, project management, business and corporate planning and research.

Natalie serves as a non-executive director on several boards and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (UK), as well as a certified director with the Institute of Directors (SA).

This author is passionate about entrepreneurship and coaching entrepreneurs, as well as helping young H&S professionals to grow and develop in the profession.

Jürgen, or "Yebo Baba", as he is affectionately known, is a mechanical and industrial engineer (BSc BIng) with over 40 years' experience in industry, mainly explosives manufacturing, who has, over the past 10 years, established himself as a professional speaker, safety consultant and author.

Jürgen is fluent in German, Afrikaans, English and Zulu.

In the course of conducting his "Mirror Technique", he has taken over 14,000 photographs of "the good, the bad and the ugly" in safety. Jürgen is well-known for his People and Action Philosophies:
These three: Systems, Equipment and People,
but the greatest of these is People
There is nothing which moves people more than Action,
and nothing which is more powerful than prompt, Proactive Action."

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Jurgen Tietz (safety speaker and author) at SAPICS 2019Dr Natalie Skeepers at SAPICS 2019Jurgen Tietz at SAPICS 2019 talks about Ownership vs ComplianceJurgen Tietz (safety speaker and author) presenting at SAPICS 2019


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