Human Factors Factors Someone sent me an email today with an opportunity to present on ‘human factors’ and risk. Whilst I understand the ‘human factors’ approach I don’t think it understands the social psychology of risk. The term ‘human factors’ has a focus on humans as factors within a system, … [Read more...] about Human Factors Factors
Being Safe with Psychometrics I read with interest this article sent to me on ‘Risk Type, compliance and personal responsibility’ under the heading ‘Culture and Behaviours’. As we know there is no such thing as objective psychology nor objectivity in the evaluation of risk. Several questions … [Read more...] about Being Safe with Psychometrics
We hear a great deal in the safety industry about compliance and coercion but so little about creative solutions with a sense of imagination. Every time there is another event someone comes out with the bright idea that either we don’t have enough regulation or the last stick wasn’t big enough. This … [Read more...] about The Last Stick Wasn’t Big Enough
Safety values, ideas, behaviours and clothes Safety values, thoughts, ideas and behaviours are a bit like clothes; we all have them, but knowing which to wear, recycle, or ditch is often a challenging decision. After what has been a tough period for many, now might be the perfect time to open … [Read more...] about Safety values, ideas, behaviours and clothes
The ‘Roots’ of Behaviour It’s always fascinating watching the risk industry battle with behaviourism, because it doesn’t work (https://safetyrisk.net/the-curse-of-behaviourism/ ). It doesn’t matter that behaviourism doesn’t work, Safety believes it does. So, the constant quest is to go deeper, even … [Read more...] about The ‘Roots’ of Behaviour
The Perceptions of Safety Alan Quilley recently posted an interesting point on LinkedIn (perhaps wasted on that forum) – he posed the question (accompanied by the image above): “So do you think human behaviour is both predictable and observable? If so how do we use that knowledge to help people … [Read more...] about The Perceptions of Safety
The Mountain Has Been Climbed. Now What? by Phil La Duke, first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-mountain-has-been-climbed-now-what/ You’re corporate incident rate is so low that you are the envy of your industry, so where do you go from here? Despite the ever … [Read more...] about The Mountain Has Been Climbed. Now What?
Safety - Just a Few Bad Apples I hear stories everyday about presenters and trainers in the risk and safety space peddling simplistic snake oil as the pathway to success. Often the idea being presented is based on a kernel of something good but then extended out to be something quite dangerous. … [Read more...] about Safety – Just a Few Bad Apples
Behavioural Adjustment–Conditioning Humans to Safety New Ebook by Peter Ribbe who says: I would like to credit Dr. Robert Long (Human Dymensions) With turning on the little lightbulb above my head with his books and writing’s. And the Australian Army, who gave me the methods and … [Read more...] about Behavioural Adjustment–Conditioning Humans to Safety
A terrific article by Alan Langstone on LinkedIn Pulse – Alan has just started on the unlearning/learning journey but making great progress Just distract you! Traditional safety has been about rules, discipline and pyramids of power(the high up the ladder the more you know) and pyramids of data … [Read more...] about Just distract you!