Everyday safety

Everyday safety I wrote recently about bells and whistles in safety (https://safetyrisk.net/bells-and-whistles-and-due-diligence/) and how easily Safety is seduced into some delusional campaign of heroes and nirvana. One of the core messages of safety ought to be that there is not utopia and no nirvana. The quest for infallibility is a religious dream. We don’t need …

The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion

The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion The simplistic worldview about choice plagues the safety industry into the nonsense slogan ‘safety is a choice you make’. The delusion centres around an inability to consider the complexity of life and the many things one has no choice about. The only way one can come to this …

Safety in the Silly Season…

Safety in the Silly Season We often refer to this time of the year as the silly season. A time where we let our hair down, have a bit of fun and feel free to be a bit silly. There are parties, after work drinks, family catch ups and barbeques with friends. It’s often a …

And Safety Wonders Why Nobody Zero Hates It Anymore

And Safety Wonders Why Nobody Zero Hates It Anymore Just when you thought safety could not get any sillier or desperate, this is what all-risk aversion comes up with…….. My only question, to who ever thought this was a good idea, is: “have you thought through the by-products?”  Us soldiers were first required to wear …

Dumb Ways to Die Doesn’t Work

Dumb Ways to Die Doesn’t Work The latest release of statistics from ONRSR demonstrates that the Dumb Ways to Die Strategy (DWTDS) doesn’t work. Victoria has the highest number (p.10 of the report) of suspected suicides on its network despite being dwarfed by the size of the NSW rail network. Suicide on the Victorian network …