Some great advice from Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com.
See also: Making Objects Safe or People Safe (Dr Rob Long), Risk is About People, not just Objects (Rob Sams)
Ten Cautions About Safety Checklists
Whilst value of checklists is well documented by Gawande (The Checklist Manifesto) and others, there is rarely mention by proponents of the downside of checklists.
Here are ten quick considerations.
1. Checklists should be made ‘fit’ for humans not humans ‘fit’ for checklists.
2. Checklists are not an end in themselves, rather just another help for humans. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Safety “Professionals” Behaving Badly
I’m currently getting sent all these photos and videos (i wont publish so as to protect the guilty) of a couple of Safety Professionals from a mining contracting company who had to be rescued by a FEL from their overturned 4WD after trying to cross a flooded creek somewhere in the Australian Outback!
I have been paid a to write comprehensive SOP’s and SWMS for professional lawn mowers but I am the first to admit that I don’t do a Take 5 or even wear 8 kinds of PPE when I mow the lawn at home, yeah I’ve used the wheelie bin as a ladder, I’ve been pulled over for speeding at the gates of the company where I was about to do an AS4801 audit……………. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE