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
Many Safety People may feel confronted or uncomfortable with this notion given that they are mostly inherently risk averse. Recent Blog By Phil LaDuke highlights the need to embrace risk, benchmark, experiment and stop doing the same old, re-branded stuff in order to achieve improvement – see it here: Want to Make things Safer? Take More Risks.
Want to Make things Safer? Take More Risks
By Phil LaDuke
I don’t write for a living; in fact, all the writing I do I do for free. That has more to do with me retaining my rights to the intellectual property than it is to with any sort of altruistic intent. I mention this, because after over 50 published articles and around 250 blog posts I have created the impression that I am primarily a writer; someone who watches the industry and spouts largely academic opinions about work that I don’t really do, that I somehow l lack standing. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE