New Free Video Release–ALARP
One of the fascinating points made by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith in the video is that the ideology of zero harm directly contradicts ALARP and hence the spirit of the law. There is no understanding in the Act or Regulation that risks have to be eliminated nor that all accidents must be prevented. The law accepts that zero harm is impossible and that risk is a part of work and life. The imposition of zero on the Act is also a total distortion of the notion of Due Diligence. All too often Safety purports that it knows the law and then distorts to law to suit its own counterproductive ends.