Instead of focusing on stopping work when it is dangerous (stop work authority), perhaps we should explore a different approach and only start work when all critical controls are in place for our critical risks. Paul will discuss:
- Are the things that cause fatalities different to the things that injure people?
- Do we spend too much of our time and resources on the ‘low hanging fruit’ and not enough time on our critical risks and potential high-consequence events?
- Do we engage with our people at the sharp end of the risk enough to ensure appropriate controls – what needs to go right in our high-risk operations? Are they in place for our critical risks?
- When something goes wrong, what factors will eliminate fatalities and on review, are those critical controls enough?