Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety

Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety I receive emails every week from safety people who thank me for being ‘provocative’ and helping them learn. However, being provocative is not something I set out to do. I don’t sit down and think, ‘now how can I present some contrary view’. Indeed, when one stands in …

Free Download – Real Risk – New Book by Dr Robert Long

Free Download - Real Risk - Human Discerning and Risk I have just received my copy of Dr Rob Long’s new book “Real Risk – Human Discerning and Risk” – probably one of the more useful and interesting books I’ve read on the subject. This is a really enjoyable book to read. It's not another …

More Bricks and Mortar for the Amphitheatre of Denial

Dr Long’s New book “REAL RISK – Human Discerning and Risk” is packed with interesting little stories and anecdotes, we published one the other day The South Korean Fan Death Mystery and it was a big hit. Another I enjoyed was this one about the Star Amphitheatre in Balmoral Sydney. It was built, at great …

The Conundrum in Discerning Risk

Dr Rob Long, Author of Real Risk – Human Discerning and Risk (download Ch1 Here), explains why we switch to autopilot when under normal work pressures, despite the safety world trying to impose rational thinking processes during inductions, tool box talks or via SWMS. The Conundrum in Discerning Risk When it comes to discerning risk …