Risk Aversion

The Role of Safety Advisor in Organisations – Essential Reading Whilst everyone wants to do ‘safety differently’, it is not likely that reform will come within. The paradigm of safety with its primary focus on measurement actually mitigates any hope of innovation, creativity or critical thinking. If safety is now the official ‘counting house’ it is ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Sensible risk management It is refreshing to see this statement from the UK Health and Safety Executive which attempts to define the principles of what Safety and Risk Management is and is not: (see it published here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/principles.htm but please read it carefully!) So why is there such a disparity between the principles of the Regulator and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Pub with no Beer (Due to Health and Safety Reasons) Anyone else sick of being told they can’t do something “due to health and safety reasons”? Latest by Hayden Collins from https://www.riskintelligent.com.au/ I was at the local pub with a mate recently and stopped to check out the entry to the beer cellar - with its rusted ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Hazardman Disappears!! Safety is one of those activities that is excellent at addition but very poor at subtraction. As we most often see, even with the most obscene, unethical and dumb idea in safety (eg. Dumb Ways to Die - DWTD), are easy to bring in and impossible to take away. This is the nature of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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"Deconstructing Risk" – Hope in a Risk Averse Society The latest project from Risk Intelligent - is now available and will soon be distributed among work sites, public transport routes, and conference centres nationally. DOWNLOAD IT HERE:  THE SEMIOTICS OF THE COVER: In a world of risk aversion, rationality, and objectivity, the human is a dangerous and unpredictable ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Be Prepared for Risk by Hayden Collins from http://www.riskintelligent.com.au/ I walked into McDonalds this week for a coffee and noticed that their latest placemat on their tray is a promotion for Scouts Australia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouts_Australia ). As I looked at this promotion and its ‘frame’ of reference, I saw young people in the messy puddle of adventure, play ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And Safety The article is a bit longer than usual and if you would prefer to download a copy for future reference then you can  DOWNLOAD HERE:  In response to a number of emails I have received and conversations I’ve been having (and sadly some very ignorant comments posted on LinkedIn) ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Gone Mad

by Dave Collins
Safety Gone Mad This is what happens when people have too much power and authority,  no idea about discerning risk or any concept of the by-products of just banning things for ‘safety reasons’. See Rob Longs recent article: The Safety Worldview. This is going straight to our HOT TOASTER PAGE As if there aren't a 1000 other ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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XMAS Safety Messages–Fear Has Priority Over Fun

by Dave Collins
XMAS Safety Messages – Fear Has Priority Over Fun Well its that time of year again when everyone is looking forward to a few parties, having fun, celebrating with family and friends and perhaps some well-earned time off work to forget about dumb down safety for a little while………. But, of course the regulator and some ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Choosing a Safety Consultant – A Defensive Decision?

by Dave Collins
Choosing a Safety Consultant - A Defensive Decision? A blast from the past - first published on this day in 2015 A new client complained the other day that they had engaged, with some confidence, a large National Safety Consulting Company to complete a traffic management plan. But, the consultant who turned up was a recent graduate who ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Dangerous ways some kids go to school

by Dave Collins
Dangerous ways some kids go to school Our local school just re-opened after 2 weeks holiday. As I drove past it this morning I was staggered by the number of kids getting driven to school (probably riskier than walking) and dropped at the front gate. If questioned, I am sure many parents would respond saying it ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Reason Safety Has Gone So Crazy

by Dave Collins
The Reason Safety Has Gone So Crazy - With Must Watch Video This recent article of ours Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral  has gone viral itself and it leads very well into this article. One of  main reasons that safety has become so silly and out of control basically comes down to the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Cotton Wool Capers

by Dr Rob Long
Cotton Wool Capers I was on a building site last week where milk crates have become a sackable offence. If someone is found bringing a crate on to site or using a milk crate as a device, it’s the sack, zero harm. On the same day I had a coffee at a local shop where milk ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Understanding Risk

by Dr Rob Long
Understanding Risk  by Dr Robert Long from www.humandymensions.com - first published here in October 2013 – see his other articles HERE Much more consideration needs to be given to human decision making and how perception affects decision making when we think about risk. Imaging you want to buy a CD, you don’t like iTunes much and prefer the sensation ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Why Personify Safety?

by Dr Rob Long
Why Personify Safety? I spoke at a conference last week and had the unfortunate experience of following a presentation by a regulator. When will safety people get sick and tired of being bombarded with statistics, injury rates, graphs and charts? I have no idea why safety people would want to hear such stuff. I couldn’t think ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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How to Test Your Risk IQ

by Dave Collins
How to Test Your Risk IQ Thanks to Hayden Collins (author of How is the unconscious in communication critical for understanding and managing risk? ) for sharing this: From the Projection Point Website: “Risk Intelligence Quotient (RQ) is a measure of a person's ability to estimate probabilities accurately. People with high risk intelligence tend to make better ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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