Understanding Major Accident Hazards
Hazard identification workshop for concrete safety improvements
Our 3-day hazard identification workshop has been designed for supervisors, managers and workers and focuses on your organization’s ability to prevent something bad from happening, prevent something bad getting worse, or at the very least, recover from something bad once it has happened.
- Increased awareness and understanding of hazard identification.
- The dangers of hazard blindness.
- Your own perception and how it influences your view of risk.
- Appropriate behavior around control of work tools.
- An awareness and understanding of major accident hazards.
- Barriers to manage and prevent hazard risks
- Coaching skills to deploy when interacting with employees in the course of their duties.
Our Workshop Structure
|Welcome and Introduction
|General introduction from trainer followed by a senior member of the leadership team setting the scene.
|Aims and Objectives
|These are detailed in the learning outcomes.
|Delegates introduce themselves and take part in a short activity to break the ice.
|Lions and Tigers
|To allow people to understand the difference between:
Lions: high probability / low consequence (occupational safety e.g. gloves, personal protective equipment etc.)
Tigers: low probability / high consequence (process safety)
|Example of Major Accident
|A video showing the real results of process safety not being taken seriously and the accident that ensues.
|An introduction to the concept of reasonable foreseeability – the only thing an organization must do is determine if something bad happening is reasonably foreseeable.
|Aspects of Resilience
|An introduction to James Reason’s Aspects of Resilience. These refer to the company’s ability to:
Prevent something bad from happening
Prevent something bad from becoming worse
Recover from something bad once it has happened
|Major Accident Hazards
|To gain an understanding and awareness of what major accident hazards exist at their workplace.
|Swiss Cheese Barrier Model
|To gain an understanding of the barrier model and the potential consequences of defeating barriers to major accidents.
|Safety Critical Elements
|An introduction to safety critical elements and our responsibility in maintaining them.
|An introduction to the concept of chronic unease, as it relates to behavior motivated by competence and care.
|An exploration of the limitations of being human and the fallibilities that result.
|Facilitated session to establish an understanding of the ‘process’, or ‘how’ and ‘why’ of risk assessment.
|Prepare and conduct a toolbox talk considering the information about major accident hazards.
|Legal and Moral Responsibility
|To gain an understanding of what the law says and what our moral responsibility is in terms of safety.
|An introduction to a model promoting conversation and discussion.
|An introduction to the different types of listening focusing on active listening.
|An introduction to the different types of questions we can ask and the rule of 3.
- We are a behavioral change consultancy striving for a sustainable improvement in safety outcomes.
- We influence the safety culture of an organization with the aim of 'making a difference for the better'.
- We specialize in delivering the skills, methods, and motivation to change leadership attitudes, behaviors and decision making among employees.