When There is no Fix? One of the favourite words of the safety sector is ‘controls’. Hazards and controls, that’s the scope of safety. However, the moment one engages in an ethic of risk one learns … [Read more...] about When There is no Fix?
The AIHS Bok on Causation commences with the following: ‘If safety management is effective, then there should be an absence of accidents. Conversely, if accidents are occurring then effective safety … [Read more...] about Causation Concoctions
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards Aldous Huxley 1 The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has legislative responsibility for handling fire and … [Read more...] about CFA Fixville – No one here gets out alive
To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine The fixation of Safety with this little phrase and its misreading by the industry shows so clearly that the safety industry lacks the ability to think critically … [Read more...] about To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine
A Critique of Pure Reason - (With Apologies to Immanuel Kant) There is not a week goes by without someone suggesting I should read James Reason or that I haven’t read James Reason. I am also advised … [Read more...] about A Critique of Pure Reason
Editors note: In a comment in the article “The Worm at The Core” a reader directed me to an article by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in which they decree that “Accidents are not … [Read more...] about There is Another Ethic than Zero Accidents
My favourite quote is in relation to racing drivers on normal roads and why they have more crashes and get more fines: “At their level of skill, driving like an average driver may be intolerably … [Read more...] about Risk Homeostasis Theory–Why Safety Initiatives Go Wrong
Safety Myths & Misconceptions Republished in memory of the late George Robotham (see all of his articles here) and his mentor Geoff McDonald who also recently passed away … [Read more...] about Safety Myths and Misconceptions