In Defence of Risk Heat Maps

This one certainly caught out the Safety Crusaders who proved they don't read much past the headline. Those who understand risk will have a little chuckle.  Written by David Vose and first published here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/defence-risk-heat-maps-david-vose/  In Defence of Risk Heat Maps In recent years, heat maps – a very popular and central tool for the …

Calculators, Matrices and Mumbo Jumbo Risk Assessment

Calculators, Matrices and Mumbo Jumbo Risk Assessment There is no more critical question the safety industry needs to ask than, ‘what is the trajectory?’ Or, ‘Where is this taking us?’ Unfortunately, the safety industry doesn’t ask this question, especially with regard to the social and psychological by-products of its goals and activities. Unfortunately, this form …

How to Do the Best Risk Assessment

How to Do the Best Risk Assessment Kudos to anyone who can articulate the full meaning of the photo....... A risk assessment is a form of strategic planning and strategy methodology. The process attempts to think about the future by reflecting on the past. Most strategies are built upon specific beliefs about the future unfortunately, …

Doing a Risk Assessment

Another great post by Keith McCabe on LinkedIn Pulse. I think establishing and understanding the reason for doing the assessment is important as is who the customer is - usually it's not because we want to or for our own benefit! Also, establishing the context is something I rarely see done well - we all need …

Risk is About People, not just Objects

Risk is About People, not just Objects Article by Robert Sams republished following a request from a reader – See all of his brilliant articles here The focus of so much of our attention today in health and safety is on ‘risk assessment’. Walk into any workplace and talk about health and safety and it …