Don’t Let Evidence Get in the Way of Safety When it comes to faith-belief, evidence rarely works. This is the primary discovery of Festinger et. al. in their study of Cognitive Dissonance. You can download When Prophecy Fails here The idea that people will make a ‘paradigm shift’ (Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions) just because ...… Discover more >>>>>


SEEK INVESTIGATION TRAINING – Perth 3-5th May The next SEEK training is in Perth on 3-5 May at the Tradewinds Hotel Fremantle. ( This is a great opportunity for people in the West to experience a new and holistic way of investigating. The SEEK Program doesn’t propose that old models be abandoned but rather builds on current ...… Discover more >>>>>


SEEK - Essentials in Investigations Workshop Next SEEK Workshop scheduled for Brisbane on 9, 10 and 11th November 2016. There has been a VERY impressive response to this - ONLY A COUPLE OF SPOTS LEFT!! DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE:  We train people to investigate because we know there is no zero harm. Fallible life and fallible systems don’t always ...… Discover more >>>>>


You can find out more about the SEEK workshop in Brisbane to be held in November here: and download the SEEK flyer here: SEEK is not a Method When one looks at popular ‘methods’ of investigation often you will find that underlying values, ethics and philosophy are not made clear. The focus is on the ...… Discover more >>>>>


The Illusion Of Hazard Identification Thanks to John Wettstein from for suggesting this latest viral image and its link to hazard spotting. I remember, many years ago, when I was a very dissonant Safety Consultant, being able to walk onto any site and spot a plethora of hitherto undiscovered and potentially deadly hazards - according to ...… Discover more >>>>>


Latest Post by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith, co-author of Risky Conversations. Greg asks the question: “What do your philosophy and implementation of incident investigations say about you?” . Asking “what went right” may seem like a positive thing to do but safety is full of paradoxes and all you may be doing is creating another ...… Discover more >>>>>


20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making Republished by request Thanks to Rob Long for sharing this – originally published here on Business Insider. Ever wondered why your decisions, risk assessments and incident investigations are not as objective as you may think? Rob Long defines cognitive bias (Here) as “a pattern of deviation in judgment. Individuals create their ...… Discover more >>>>>


The Pain of Reporting…article by Paul Nieuwoudt (first published here: – raises some interesting questions about our current approach to our safety management and incident reporting systems. More of Paul’s articles: Imperfections and Humble Enquiry – A Great Team Zero Harm and A Peasant in 16th Century Europe Another side to the story The Illusion Of Opposites ...… Discover more >>>>>