The riskDELTA workshop, has as its goal the development of “critical risk awareness” – the focus is on the PSIF&C (Potential Serious Injury, Fatal and Catastrophic) risks.
The program is based on the most recent thinking in risk management and risk psychology, and is unlike any other traditional safety awareness program. Research showed that serious accidents are complex events, which result from the random combination of many factors and variables, often after long periods of latency. ‘Awareness’ is not an issue that people can be ‘reminded of’,
and complacency is not a ‘weakness’ or an ‘attitude’. The fundamental issue, and correct terminology, is ‘redundancy-induced overconfidence’. The science behind the riskDELTA workshop is well researched
(Kahneman) and key is to ensure that risk events are constantly created to ensure a high level of risk readiness – just like an accident or an event causes a surge in awareness after the event. In this case, the approach is to use on-site scenario development, consequence modeling and ‘lateral thinking techniques to identify new risks, to test/challenge critical risks and to create the readiness to respond to risk.
This 1.5-day program is conducted on-site only and divided into:
- A 4-hour classroom activity (afternoon of day 1) of experiential training of risk pattern and recognition skills, and training in a critical risk assessment tool.
- A 4-hour field exercise in actual workplaces, where small teams conduct so-called SIXeye risk searches, with cameras.
- A 4-hour analysis and assessment classroom activity, in which risk profiles are developed, and includes feedback to site management on the various findings that can be actioned.
Deep – the embedded risk culture and systemic causes
Elimination – combining engineering and human controls
Latent – identifying hidden and concealed exposures
Triggers – several failures that combine randomly to create a unique event
Accidents – outcomes that have serious or fatal consequences
‘Mind methods’ to identify hidden risk and risk patterns in work environments
Tools to calculate risk in terms of likelihood, exposure and impact, using the RISKcalculator®
Skills to test and apply critical and routine risk controls for mitigation
Techniques in ‘rapid risk recognition’ and ‘rapid risk reduction’
Capabilities to identify and control risk at the sharp end of the business
An in-depth ‘test’ of the effectiveness of current critical risk controls
Provide employees with insights and entirely new perspectives on risk
A deep understanding of the human factors at play in the work place
The ability to engage workers in a proactive and simple approach to risk management
The disposition to be proactive and decisive about risk and behaviors
Skills and tools to use team-based risk systems.