Safety’s Garden of Eden Complex

Safety’s Garden of Eden Complex One of the enduring myths of the risk and safety industry is the naive belief in paradise. Paradise is that mythical place where no-ne will be harmed. We see this nonsense yearning for utopia demonstrated in the Bradley Curve  and the ideological nonsense of zero harm. The yearning for a …

The Triarchic Mind, Risk and Safety

The Triarchic Mind, Risk and Safety So much of how we think about decision making is centred on the brain. The common misconception is that the brain is a mainframe computer that directs actions. This is how binary reductionist thinking operates. The human will is centred here in the brain, that way ‘safety is a …

Resilience: Is it missing in safety?

How many band-aids are covering up your festering safety system? Great article by Trinette Jaeschke first published here on her Safety Mentor Blog Some extracts: Resilience: Is it missing in safety? Resilience is to adapt to change Often resilience is seen as something ‘we’ as individuals need to master from a personal angle. We have …

Please Don’t Try to Fix Me – I’m Not a Machine

Please Don’t Try to Fix Me - I’m Not a Machine My good friend Brian is a ‘tinkerer’, a very good one. If there’s work to be done on a machine Brian is your ‘go to man’. He can analyse, adjust, maintain or fix most things mechanical. For example, I recently bought a second hand …