“Discussion about accidents or near accidents easily drifts into who is to blame and who hasn’t followed the instructions. How could I steer the conversation so that we get to the root causes?”
Topic: safety observations, investigation of risks, occupational safety culture
Time required: less than half an hour, requires some preparation
Materials: summary of safety observations, a pen and a notepad
Discuss the overall state of observed dangerous situations and near accidents in quarterly unit or team meetings.
- What measures have been taken to prevent dangerous situations?
- What effects have the measures had?
- Is there something that hasn’t been taken into account?