Indicators of Risk

Indicators of Risk I often get sent presentations and training formats from safety people seeking my expertise on improvement, learning design and critique of safety presentations. One thing safety people are not educated in is teaching, curriculum and learning. Amazing how the industry throws safety people in front of the bus and expects them to …

In Defence of Risk Heat Maps

This one certainly caught out the Safety Crusaders who proved they don't read much past the headline. Those who understand risk will have a little chuckle.  Written by David Vose and first published here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/defence-risk-heat-maps-david-vose/  In Defence of Risk Heat Maps In recent years, heat maps – a very popular and central tool for the …

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making Republished by request Thanks to Rob Long for sharing this – originally published here on Business Insider. Ever wondered why your decisions, risk assessments and incident investigations are not as objective as you may think? Rob Long defines cognitive bias (Here) as “a pattern of deviation in …

7 Incredible Ways To Diagnose Risk More Effectively

7 Incredible Ways To Diagnose Risk More Effectively Does taking 2 hours out of a persons day to complete safety paperwork make their job more unsafe by causing them to rush or possibly make them too overconfident and not entertain doubt or risk? Absolutely! Can Engineering or Law really figure out how to help people …

Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination

Republished by Request My favourite line: “Finally, we could spend a bit more time with our little kids and start practicing a way of thinking we have devalued for far too long and bring some fun back into making sense of risk.” Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination ‘Everything you can imagine is …