Pain in the butt – or an opportunity?
It is time for the AGM – again! It does not seem like a whole year since the last one. Where have we been in that year – what was achieved? More importantly, “Where are we going and what can we do to make a positive contribution to our industry and to safety in Ex environments in this coming year?”
Our Prime Minister is excited by the opportunities that are available to all Australians and is exhorting us all to innovate to bring about positive change. While Malcom is probably right, this is hardly a new idea. 2,500 years ago Heraclitus of Ephesus said that “The only constant is change”. He also said that, “life is flux”. [Pana Rhei (Greek) – everything and all things change].
ExTA and all of our members have changed and adapted in the last year in response to a changing World. Old technologies have changed and whole new technologies invented. New Standards have been published. Commercial constraints have required dramatic improvement in efficiency. Regulators have been restructured.
Our AGM is an opportunity to renew ExTA’s plans and aspirations and to reset our ambitions. Together miracles are all ‘out there’ waiting for our achievement.