Stop Talking About Safety

Stop Talking About Safety Rob Long wrote an article last year (The Sound of Safety), where he said: I think sometimes the word ‘safety’ get’s so abused and overstated that it becomes the ‘killjoy’ word. Unless of course you are a ‘zero harm advisor’ and you have totally killed off the word, rendering it useless. …

Talking Risk Video–The Unconscious In Communication

Talking Risk Video–The Unconscious In Communication Another great conversation on the Couch between two of our authors Rob Sams and Max Geyer - this is such a great explanation of the interaction between our conscious and non conscious minds...great practical examples too thanks Max n Rob. The video starts with Max describing a recent social …

Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility

Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility Dave Whitefield and James Ellis have a conversation on the couch around the concept of anti-fragility. They pose the question: “What is the opposite of fragile?” The answer is not what we would normally assume. The guys discuss the concept of exposure to stress and risk actually making us stronger, using the …

Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups

Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups In this next video from Gab and Rob's 'Conversations on the Couch' series, the guys talk about Thinking Groups. Rob talked about Thinking Groups in one of his blogs to give an understanding about what they are and what they are about. Here they expand on that a little more to …

Dealing with Incidents

Dealing with Incidents Most approaches to incident investigation focus on technique and process. This is important, gathering facts and compiling important information is critical. However, what most approaches don't consider the range of biases that come with being human. In particular, it is crucial to understand and be mindful of hindsight bias. As soon as …