Zero Harm Achieved
After watching the news today it seems that people have figured out how to easily solve or fix difficult issues. This is terrific news I think for the Risk & Safety Professionals.
As there has been some issues with gang violence, the Government is now looking at stopping bikies and other gangs from wearing their colours in public – problem solved. (For those not familiar with that term it is a patch or wording the connects them to a gang)
It seems they think that by doing this it will stop the violence that some of these people engage in. So, does this mean, in the Risk & Safety industry, if we can’t see risk or hazards then it no longer exists and cease to be a threat? Does it also mean we would not need to train people to discern risk because its gone?
Think of the time and money that could be saved by thinking this way. No more inductions, no more signs, no more safety professionals would be needed because no one could get hurt anymore by things that don’t exist. By taking things away or hiding them it fixes the issue, according to some people.
All the work that has been put into the Act & the Regulation to stop people from getting hurt and the answer was this simple. Does this mean now we can achieve zero harm just by just banning things that are risky or unsafe?
The possibilities are endless not only in risk and safety but to so many other obstacles that we face on the daily living in life. I can only stop and think why it took so long to figure this out.