The Way We Live
Safety Conversations, Risk Perception, Health & Well-being
Operational and office-based teams at all levels, in any industry
What sort of person saves lives? Richie tries to be that person. A tragedy which befell him and his wife Marie changed forever the way they live their lives. Every action is scrutinised, every risk identified and every method challenged - at home and at work. This is safety evangelism of the highest order, but in this case it comes with a cost.
Zero tolerance of risk is commendable in any environment; home, office or site. However it can be difficult to implement and a poorly considered approach may prove less than effective. When a colleague offers to help Richie and Marie move house the scene is set for a series of difficult encounters and dramatic discoveries.
RICHIE: We're not having a go at you Stuart, but you know how much emphasis we put on safety at work? Marie and I do the same at home.
STUART: (Laughing) Do you have 'stop' cards?
MARIE: More or less. We don't tolerate anything we see as potentially unsafe.
STUART: I think you can take this too far. If you got obsessed about the lurking danger from household items, you'd never get out of bed.
RICHIE: We're not obsessed Stuart, but we do ask ourselves - is there a potential hazard here?
STUART: But you can't eliminate danger! I mean electricity is dangerous but you still use it!
RICHIE: With care.
STUART: Do you wear rubber boots and stand on a rubber mat when you plug your toaster in?
Courtesy of AKT Productions Ltd.