Patrick Robinson

Mr. Robinson has more than 30 years’ experience in the industrial construction, power generation, transportation and manufacturing sectors in a variety of project and corporate roles.

A Canadian Registered Safety Professional, Mr. Robinson has a wealth of experience managing world-class environmental, health and safety management systems and he has been a leader in the development of practical and cost effective contractor prequalification and performance measurement software.

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Articles by Patrick Robinson


Safety Talks #11 - InVisible Leadership with Robert Pater Safety Talks #11 - InVisible Leadership with Robert Pater Safety Talks #11 - InVisible Leadership with Robert Pater Safety Talks #11 - InVisible Leadership with Robert Pater
Safety Talks #10 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 2 of 2 Safety Talks #10 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 2 of 2 Safety Talks #10 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 2 of 2 Safety Talks #10 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 2 of 2
Safety Talks #9 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 1 of 2 Safety Talks #9 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 1 of 2 Safety Talks #9 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 1 of 2 Safety Talks #9 - Campbell Award Winners with Katherine Smith - Part 1 of 2
Safety Talks #8 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - Part 2 of 2 Safety Talks #8 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - Part 2 of 2 Safety Talks #8 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - Part 2 of 2 Safety Talks #8 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - Part 2 of 2
Safety Talks #7 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - part 1 of 2 Safety Talks #7 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - part 1 of 2 Safety Talks #7 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - part 1 of 2 Safety Talks #7 - All About ISO 45001 with Chris J. Ward - part 1 of 2
Safety Talks #6 - Contractor Management: Beyond the Database with Nicole Coughlin Safety Talks #6 - Contractor Management: Beyond the Database with Nicole Coughlin Safety Talks #6 - Contractor Management: Beyond the Database with Nicole Coughlin Safety Talks #6 - Contractor Management: Beyond the Database with Nicole Coughlin
Safety Talks #5 - Noise Exposure: Evolving Legislation and Recent Court Actions with Andrew McNeil Safety Talks #5 - Noise Exposure: Evolving Legislation and Recent Court Actions with Andrew McNeil Safety Talks #5 - Noise Exposure: Evolving Legislation and Recent Court Actions with Andrew McNeil Safety Talks #5 - Noise Exposure: Evolving Legislation and Recent Court Actions with Andrew McNeil
Safety Talks #4 - Hypercompliance: Too Much of A Good Thing? with Dave Rebbitt Safety Talks #4 - Hypercompliance: Too Much of A Good Thing? with Dave Rebbitt Safety Talks #4 - Hypercompliance: Too Much of A Good Thing? with Dave Rebbitt Safety Talks #4 - Hypercompliance: Too Much of A Good Thing? with Dave Rebbitt
Safety Talks #3 - Mentoring Safety Competencies for Young People with Bill Schenold Safety Talks #3 - Mentoring Safety Competencies for Young People with Bill Schenold Safety Talks #3 - Mentoring Safety Competencies for Young People with Bill Schenold Safety Talks #3 - Mentoring Safety Competencies for Young People with Bill Schenold
Safety Talks #2 - Keeping Pipelines Safe Safety Talks #2 - Keeping Pipelines Safe Safety Talks #2 - Keeping Pipelines Safe Safety Talks #2 - Keeping Pipelines Safe
Safety Talks #1 - World Class Performance and the Five Pillars of Safety with Mike Saujani Safety Talks #1 - World Class Performance and the Five Pillars of Safety with Mike Saujani Safety Talks #1 - World Class Performance and the Five Pillars of Safety with Mike Saujani Safety Talks #1 - World Class Performance and the Five Pillars of Safety with Mike Saujani
Oil and gas contractor management Oil and gas contractor management Oil and gas contractor management Oil and gas contractor management


Oil and gas projects always carry risk. Find out how to minimize them and your liabilities when hiring contractors.

Why you need good recordkeeping practices Why you need good recordkeeping practices Why you need good recordkeeping practices Why you need good recordkeeping practices


Good record-keeping practices are an integral part of hiring and managing contractors. Find out what's at risk.

Steps to qualifying contractors Steps to qualifying contractors Steps to qualifying contractors Steps to qualifying contractors


Contractor prequalification gets a lot of attention, and rightly so. But don't neglect the other steps of the qualification process.

Benefits of qualifying contractors Benefits of qualifying contractors Benefits of qualifying contractors Benefits of qualifying contractors


If you're not qualifying your contractors, you're missing out on some great benefits. Find out what they are.

How to manage growing contractor pools How to manage growing contractor pools How to manage growing contractor pools How to manage growing contractor pools


Are you able to handle a growing pool of contractors? Find out how the right software can help.

How to meet - and improve on - contract qualification best practices How to meet - and improve on - contract qualification best practices How to meet - and improve on - contract qualification best practices How to meet - and improve on - contract qualification best practices


When you look closely at your contractor management processes, you might be surprised to see where you fall short. Learn about the best...

The 4 Stages of Contractor Management The 4 Stages of Contractor Management The 4 Stages of Contractor Management The 4 Stages of Contractor Management


Managing contractors is more than just prequalifying candidates. Learn about the four stages of contractor management and how software can...

Contractor Prequalification: Top 5 Purchaser Behaviors to Avoid Contractor Prequalification: Top 5 Purchaser Behaviors to Avoid Contractor Prequalification: Top 5 Purchaser Behaviors to Avoid Contractor Prequalification: Top 5 Purchaser Behaviors to Avoid


CQN explains what not to do when prequalifying contractors. Learn the top 5 behaviors to avoid when prequalifying.

Contractor Management Automation: 9 Things to Consider Contractor Management Automation: 9 Things to Consider Contractor Management Automation: 9 Things to Consider Contractor Management Automation: 9 Things to Consider


Patrick Robinson offers insight into what considerations should be made when thinking about automating your file management system.

Q&A by Patrick Robinson


What is contractor compliance and how can it be assessed? What is contractor compliance and how can it be assessed? What is contractor compliance and how can it be assessed? What is contractor compliance and how can it be assessed?


When an organization enters into a contract with another party to do work on a site that the organization manages, the contracted party...

Why is it important to do a performance review after the contractor's work is already done? Why is it important to do a performance review after the contractor's work is already done? Why is it important to do a performance review after the contractor's work is already done? Why is it important to do a performance review after the contractor's work is already done?


It can be tempting to skip the contractor performance review – after all, the work is already finished so what can you gain from...

Biggest contractor prequalification mistake Biggest contractor prequalification mistake Biggest contractor prequalification mistake Biggest contractor prequalification mistake


If you’re prequalifying your contractors, you’ve already got a jump on your competition. But if you’re not using a...

Which components in the contractor prequalification process, if not addressed, could result in the largest legal ramifications? Which components in the contractor prequalification process, if not addressed, could result in the largest legal ramifications? Which components in the contractor prequalification process, if not addressed, could result in the largest legal ramifications? Which components in the contractor prequalification process, if not addressed, could result in the largest legal ramifications?


Two of the highest value prequalification activities that do the most to limit legal exposure are contractor assessments and adequate...

Should the contractor prequalification process be the same for all contractors or should the process be tailored to the contractor? Should the contractor prequalification process be the same for all contractors or should the process be tailored to the contractor? Should the contractor prequalification process be the same for all contractors or should the process be tailored to the contractor? Should the contractor prequalification process be the same for all contractors or should the process be tailored to the contractor?


There are a few critical elements that apply to all contractors universally, and that list, while short, covers a broad range of due...

Safety Topics by Patrick Robinson


A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value


Labeling something a 'priority' means that it can be rearranged.

Silence Means Consent Silence Means Consent Silence Means Consent Silence Means Consent


Peer pressure is extremely effective in changing group and individual behaviors.