Dodgy risk assessments

Why do so many safety people not understand risk matrices? I know they’re a very blunt tool and many people would rather not use them at all, but you would at least think we would understand the basics. So many businesses have their own matrix, but who designs it? Who decides what boxes are whichContinue reading “Dodgy risk assessments”

Addicted to Statistics

So, you’ve decided to remove accident rates from your H&S reporting. Great idea – especially the mess that is lost time injury rates (see here). On making the proposal, you’re immediately met with the question, “So what will we replace them with?” For some reason your preferred answer, “Nothing, they’re just not adding any valueContinue reading “Addicted to Statistics”