You need good health & safety when building a Death Star!


Moff Jerjerrod looked at the plans for the DS-1 Orbital Battle Station. “We need to ensure this project is delivered on time and within budget,” he told his second in command.


“Galen has designed the ultimate super weapon. Some are calling it the Death Star, but I find that a little…sensationalist. What I need now are more resources - more troopers, more droids, and more engineers. Going fast means we need to be ultra-careful too. We don’t have the time to stop for investigations and reports if there are accidents and we don’t want to be paying costly compensation claims, do we?”


The second in command shook her head. “No, sir.”


Jerjerrod looked out into the space above Endor and saw the bottom arc of the Death Star surrounded by small ships. “I hear the Emperor is taking a close interest in this project. He’s sending us someone to help speed things up, apparently. A specialist of some kind…Strange that he appears to be arriving in a tie fighter instead of an Imperial shuttle…Let’s get down there to meet him.”


Jerjerrod stood to attention as the lift doors opened…and he heard the distinctive breaths…


He realised the ‘specialist’ was Darth Vader…


“Lord Vader, it’s a pleasure to welcome you,” he said.


“I’m not one for small talk, Moff Jerjerrod. Tell me how things are progressing. Or not…”


Jerjerrod took Vader through the plans and how workers were creating the Death Star.


“It’s progressing too slowly,” Vader said. “I’ll return in a month and expect to see much more progress than this. Tell me, how are you ensuring you comply with the Imperial Standard for health and safety of our workers and troops? Are you implementing ISO 45001?”


Jerjerrod nodded enthusiastically. We are, Lord Vader. Our partners at Penarth Management are helping us carry our risk assessments and ensure our compliance documents are up to date. We’re using Mango so all our key documents are store din the cloud and there is proof of health and safety processes and checks. Perfect for any Imperial audit.”


Vader breathed slowly. “Good…good…Let’s hope this remains the case when I return in a month. Send me updates on your progress.”


Jerjerrod breathed a sigh of relief as Vader’s tie fighter took off.


“Thank goodness for that! Let’s hope he never sees that thermal exhaust port. We just don’t have the time to change the designs, and who in the galaxy would be able to get a proton torpedo down something that’s no bigger than a womp rat?”


His second in command smiled. “Quite, sir!”


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