a spotlight on the human aspects of accident prevention

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The behavioural safety approach

Any injury or loss of life caused by accidents is both tragic and avoidable.  In the oil and gas industry, the Piper Alpha disaster is one of the more well-known incidents where safety was compromised in multiple areas – in their systems, processes and in human behaviour.  More recent incidents such as the Costa Concordia ferry disaster highlight especially the effect that human error can have on the safety of crew and passengers.  Continue reading