We must improve our understanding of the role behavior plays in safety performance improvement. #5

Insight: We must improve our understanding of the role behaviour plays in safety performance improvement. We need to improve our focus on organizational behaviour. The decisions of senior leaders drive the culture and systems which in turn drive organizational behaviour and performance. ...

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Leadership stimulates safety improvement, culture sustains performance, for better or worse #4

Insight: Leadership stimulates growth and safety improvement, culture sustains it. Culture will either reinforce the changes you introduced or diminish them depending upon the values, beliefs and behaviours the leaders have ingrained in the organization.

Culture sustains performance, for better...

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Safety decision making is built on understanding core safety concepts #3

Insight: Safety decision making is built on understanding core safety concepts. Focus on the process that drives results, not just the results.  There will be variation in the number of incidents or outcomes, develop a variety of leading indicators for culture, leadership and behaviour. Stop...

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Safety leadership starts with attention to fatality & serious injury (SIF) prevention #2

A review of injury and illness data shows that Total Recordable Injuries have been trending downward for the past several years, unfortunately, fatalities are staying the same or in some industries rising. 

We need a richer understanding of how work gets done. We need to consider the context...

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Leadership sets safety improvement in motion #1

Most executives want to achieve safety excellence; however, they are not sure how to get there. When they ask safety professionals for guidance most are not equipped to guide them. Some executives have a strong motivation to lead safety for their organizations many do not understand what they...

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2020 BC (Beyond COVID)

It has certainly been a very eventful 6 months. Who would've thought as we saw in the New Year on 31st December 2019, that within three months we would be in a government instigated lockdown in a global effort to control the spread of a pandemic which was going to kill so many people? It's like a...

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‘One mistake and you are dead’ – isn’t how accidents normally happen

This phrase is often used to get people to pay attention to the hazards they face while undertaking a dive, especially a rebreather dive. If you don’t pay attention and make a mistake, then you are dead. The problem is that accidents don’t happen like this and as a consequence, we...

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Outcomes are sexy and attractive...

In the mid-1980s, there was a flight safety film produced which showed a Royal Air Force pilot walking out to his single-seat Jaguar fighter aircraft for a training sortie. He prepares the aircraft, starts it up and takes-off down the runway. Unfortunately, the aircraft has an engine failure...

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Return to Work Post-COVID?

Paradigm Human Performance recently held a webinar that outlined suggested measures business should consider adopting when staff begin returning to work. The advice was gained from health professionals who had experienced dealing with previous pandemics such as SARS, MERS and Ebola. Consequently,...
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Integration of HOP and Reliability Principles 

Person examining prototypeRecently Teresa Swinton, the Founder and Owner of Paradigm Human Performance, gave a presentation to her neighbours in the Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth, UK, and titled it Managing Operational Performance During COVID-19. There are many gems and valuable nuggets in the...

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