Forking Safety

Forking Safety

imageIt’s not that often that Safework can give you a chuckle, most times what circulates is more a recipe for acute depression.

However, this time a laugh is warranted (http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/health-and-safety/safety-topics-a-z/forklifts?hootPostID=f514668ae2919264b9febc146ca11ba0).

If you were wondering what to do about forklift safety apparently is all forked. That is, if you get hit by a forklift you can be forked. This is why it is important to give a fork about forking safety.

Of course, most people know that forklifts are dangerous and there are plenty of forking videos about to help understand how but not why people get forked. Indeed I was at a university a while back and saw this scene showing how people are sometimes overconfident with forklifts. You see the forking problem is not the forklifts but how humans engage in forking. After a while we can become desensitized to forking and that’s when forking safety gets a bit forked.

clip_image002

clip_image004

Unfortunately, when people get forked most don’t understand the forking nature of the unconscious and so think forking decision-making is a rational process. Perhaps this is because the regulator is part of the problem driving forking paperwork to a flood of forking bureaucracy to an overload and a culture of forking ‘tick and flick’.

Perhaps the best way to take forking safety seriously is to move away from checklists and object-focused forking to people-centred forking. Maybe if there was better understanding about forking heuristics and forking automaticity that influence forking decision making, then less people will get forked.

Dr Rob Long

Dr Rob Long

Expert in Social Psychology, Principal & Trainer at Human Dymensions
Dr Rob Long

Latest posts by Dr Rob Long (see all)

Dr Rob Long
PhD., MEd., MOH., BEd., BTh., Dip T., Dip Min., Cert IV TAA, MRMIA Rob is the founder of Human Dymensions and has extensive experience, qualifications and expertise across a range of sectors including government, education, corporate, industry and community sectors over 30 years. Rob has worked at all levels of the education and training sector including serving on various post graduate executive, post graduate supervision, post graduate course design and implementation programs.

Do you have any thoughts? Please share them below