English | 2018 | ISBN: 1138500844, 1138500836 | 162 pages | PDF | 4,7 MB
At a time when our knowledge and understanding of health and safety at work is at its highest, statistics show that ongoing improvements in accident rates and time taken off work due to injury and ill-health are stagnating. Alongside the fact that around 80% of accidents can be attributed to human error, there is also increasing concern that modern-world issues of men-tal and physical wellbeing are undermining recent gains made ensuring the safety of people at work.
By applying the principles of marginal gain and using lessons drawn from the high-risk world of outdoor adventure and high level sport, this book provides a variety of practical solutions and seeks to reduce the incidence of human error in the workplace and the number of accidents and near-misses. The concept of Free Thinking Hazard Identification is introduced alongside the importance of managing changing circumstances and minimising the frequently underes-timated risk to experienced workers. A range of practical recommendations are also made to help reduce time taken off work due to injury or ill-health, through managing fitness, diet and health and paying attention to mental wellbeing.
Provides an understanding of how to reduce human error in relation to workplace accidents and ill-health
Introduces the concept of Free Thinking Hazard Identification
Applies principles from high-level sports and high-risk outdoor activities management to health and safety
Links the benefits of health, fitness and outdoor recreation to well-being at work
Identifies practical ways of implementing the principles of marginal gain in health and safety
Illustrates how to manage changing circumstances in work environments
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