Training video exploring how accidents in ports can be the result of multiple factors and influences – freely available for use
How many things need to go wrong for an accident to happen?
The Swiss cheese model of accident causation (James T Reason) likens human systems to multiple slices of Swiss cheese, stacked side by side. The more ‘slices’, the less likely there will be a ‘hole’ all the way through and the more likely the threat will be blocked/prevented.
A video produced by colleagues at Signal Mutual called “When we look away” follows a day in the life of a worker at a fictional port terminal. There are procedures in place to prevent accidents, but tiredness, heat, need to get the job done and several lapses in safe systems of work lead to the worst of outcomes. The video considers actions and decisions by others and how multiple factors in combination, not just those of the individual can contribute to increased risk. It shows that by committing to protection at all levels, people get to go home safe.
The video can be used as part of training, induction, toolbox talks and team briefings and is available in the Vimeo platform for free download at: https://vimeo.com/689451725/f06e8792f2
Thanks to Signal Mutual for allowing us to share this learning tool.
Attention: This video is being provided by Signal Mutual for educational purposes only. All crew should follow all guidelines, instructions and directions provided to them by their supervisors. Signal Mutual disclaims any liability in connection with this video. All rights reserved.