What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say? One of the many things missing in many discussions and definitions about culture and safety is iconography. It is clear from any casual assessment of what Safety deems iconic for business and conveying the meaning of safety, than an icon of an object. Whilst marketing experts and graphic designers agonize about what an icons ‘speaks’, it seems that Safety i … [Continue reading...] about What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say?
What or Who Is Safety? I am surprised by the number of people who come to this site from Google after searching for “what is safety”? Perhaps they have just been told that it is a No1 priority or a value or they have to manage it, train it, audit it, measure it, do it, choose it, improve it or be inducted on it? I was recently sent a safety slogan for the collection: “No safety know pain, know saf … [Continue reading...] about What or Who Is Safety?
Speaking a New Language in Safety Dekker wisely recommends that Safety needs a new language (and discourse) for understanding and acting safety (Drift into Failure, pp. 15, 49, 53, 58, 123). He rightly asserts that the language (and grammar) of reductionist (seeking simple binary answers) thinking doesn’t serve the needs of safety very well, driving a deficit construct in tackling risk and for u … [Continue reading...] about Speaking a New Language in Safety
Tackling Risk, A Field Guide to Risk and Learning Following on from the very successful publication of the Risky Conversations video series and book, Dr Long and Roy Fitzgerald are proud to announce the publication of book six in the series on risk: Tackling Risk, A Field Guide to Risk and Learning. You can purchase your copy here This is a book that focuses on the interrelationship of risk … [Continue reading...] about Tackling Risk, A Field Guide to Risk and Learning
Publication of Book Six Tackling Risk, A Field Guide to Risk and Learning Risk aversion mitigates learning by making people less experienced and more ‘fragile’. This fragility leads to less experience and increased risk. This is observed when we seek technical and bureaucratic solutions only to pay the price in depersonalised processes. Gone are the days when kids were left to experience the di … [Continue reading...] about CLLR–Quarterly Newsletter–August 2017