The 5 Ways We Identify Hazards

The 5 Ways We Identify Hazards – Updated Hazards are objects and in themselves don’t harm anyone. An object only becomes a hazard when a human engages with it, until then it remains a potential hazard. One can focus as much on displacement of energies and damaging energies as one wants but unless there is …

Its all About Behaviours

Its all About Behaviours I'd like a dollar for every time I get asked if do programs on 'behaviours'. Oh, doesn't safety love behaviours. I often get asked this question by people who want to control the behaviour of others. It is amazing how attractive behaviourism is to the safety industry. 'Forget this psychology stuff', …

Simple or Simplistic Risk and Safety

Simple or Simplistic Risk and Safety

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image‘Argument progresses in three stages: superficial simplicity, confused complexity and profound simplicity. Mindful organisations and leaders are prepared to struggle through confused complexity to find profound simplicity. Mindless organisations tend to settle for the first superficial simplicity they stumble on and, as a result, think they have discovered the solution to a complex problem eg. workplace injuries, breaches in security or defects in quality. Being able to tackle the messiness of confused complexity requires maturity, adaptability and a sophisticated sense of leadership’. (Risk Makes Sense p. 44.)

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