Take Care

Inspired by an Irish incident this practical programme highlights the importance of individual engagement with a safety system, including permit-authorisation and isolations. In a busy and often highly regulated manufacturing environment what prevents a safe system of work from being effective? This case-study explores the human factors and behaviours that challenge safety culture. Through live interaction, facilitated discussion and practical group work we examine how best to cultivate a positive culture of safety and explore the features of a high reliability organisation.

Content has been adapted to include contemporary references to COVID-19 working.

Safe System of Work | Positive Safety Culture | LOTO | Permit Authorisation

Excerpt

CONOR: I was only going to be in there a minute or so.

PAT: I know. But why didn’t you check that the agitator was locked out? Even if you thought I was doing it, surely you’d check for yourself.

CONOR: (ANGRILY) I did.

PAT: You can’t have!

CONOR: I thought I’d locked it out. But I locked out the pump disconnect instead. They’re next to each other.

PAT: Conor, you must have done it a hundred times before. Why did you get it wrong this time?

CONOR: I don’t know. I think I was distracted.

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