Avoid Seeking the Impossible

Avoid Seeking the Impossible by Alan Quilley. First published here: https://safetyresults.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/avoid-seeking-the-impossible/ There seems to be a theme lately in the Safety World – Humans intellectually looking for impossibly high reliability where there is none. Seeking perfection where none exists. Seeking Anti-fragile (I really don’t like that artificially created non-word) in a fragile reality. Looking for …

Efficiency, Control and Their Affect on Others

Efficiency, Control and Their Affect on Others For some people, being organised, efficient and in control over others can be like an addiction. It can seem like they just can’t get enough of control efficiency. This is typical in risk and safety and is often enacted in the name of ‘your safety is our priority’. …

Tick, flick and forget

Tick, flick and forget. The absurdity of risk assessments without the conversation. Another great post by Keith McCabe – first published here on LinkedIn I’ve written about this before but I feel it’s important to keep saying something. Until we find better ways to involve people in the risk assessment process the real purpose isn’t …

Risk Assessment Checklist

Some good examples of Risk Assessment Checklists Our own collection of Risk Assessment Templates – CLICK HERE Manual Handling Risk Management Checklist from Sydney University: UV Risk Assessment Checklist for Outdoor Workers:  Electrical Safety Risk Assessment Checklist from Workcover: This checklist is used to assist in conducting a risk assessment for hazardous substances and chemicals …

Risk assessment tips

George’s Safety Reflections Risk assessment tips The risk management process consists of hazard identification, risk assessment and hazard control. Some people tend to get fixated on the risk assessment part and do not place enough emphasis on hazard control. Personally I find Haddon’s 10 countermeasures more useful than the hierarchy of controls when developing controls …