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Presentation - Using Our Brain As Personal Protective Equipment
Duration: 45-90 mins
‘Using Our Brain As PPE’ focuses on making people more responsible for their own safety. It identifies how people make errors, mistakes, miscalculations and misjudgments by outlining the basic behavioural patterns that cause over 90% of incidents. These patterns not only apply at work, but at home and on the road as well.
When we injured ourselves as children, our parents asked us: ‘Did you hurt yourself?’. They didn’t automatically blame the hazard; rather, they saw that at least part of the cause was in our own behavior. By contrast, safety legislation and traditional safety approaches at work leave us thinking that only hazards cause injuries, not people. In other words, people are not responsible for their own safety—it’s the hazard's fault.
Being the hazard’s fault does not always address the problem because we cannot deal with all the hazards all the time.
Some organisations have worked out that our behavior has a lot to do with our injuries. However, they have a tendency to address the issue assuming that our behavior is always a ’choice’. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it is not.
Recent research shows that over 90% of acute injuries are caused by specific behavioural patterns—the same mistakes (albeit unintentional) we make repeatedly. This means that over 90% of incidents are preventable.
“Using Our Brain as PPE” outlines the easy to understand and instinctive patterns that cause people to get hurt. They not only apply at work, but at home and on the road as well.
The presentation takes people through an ’eye opening’ journey of discovery so they can understand how they get hurt for themselves. The areas covered includes:-
The information in this presentation gives people a different perspective about their own behaviours and encourages them to take responsibility for their own safety.
It deals with maximizing safety culture improvement by acknowledging that people make mistakes without meaning to.
Research shows that over 90% of incidents are caused by the same behavioural patterns.