FIND OUT WHERE AND HOW YOUR NEXT ACCIDENT MAY HAPPEN
WITH A LEARNING FROM NORMAL WORK FRAMEWORK
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WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
SCENARIO 1 – YOU DIDN’T SEE IT COMING
Imagine getting home in the evening having just celebrated 2 years without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) just to receive a call from one of the locations informing you one of your workers has been killed in a work accident.
As you are listening to this shuttering news, your heartbeat goes up, you start sweating, and get slight vertigo. You must get to the location immediately and notify other people.
Your partner sees your pale face and starts worrying about you. The warm dinner on the table does not matter at all. It will be you who will notify the family and the rest of the company.
All the efforts you put into improving safety in the last few years flash before your eyes, you keep asking yourself “How is that possible?”. We were in full control. We haven’t had an LTI for years. What have I missed?…
SCENARIO 2 – YOU ARE CLOSE TO ZERO
Your efforts have paid off. You’ve managed to significantly reduce accidents in recent years. You’ve celebrated.
You face a new set of challenges now:
1. There are no incidents to learn from,
2. Using near-misses or high-potential incidents is not good enough, i.e. something undesired already happened,
3. With small numbers, the injury rate can no longer be used as an indication of how safe you are,
4. Some of the largest industry disasters occurred with long-time injury-free operations,
5. You see a shift in the industry towards using human factors, human and organisational performance (HOP), Safety 2 but you don’t know how to apply it in practice,
6. You are afraid of a surprise accident that you didn’t see coming.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY
In ‘normal work’, people adapt to changing conditions and challenges as part of their job. For example, lifting a load. Every time an operator does it, there may be something different about the situation, for example:
- Less time available than planned
- Additional people in the area
- One person being off work and not available
- Correct tools (e.g. lifting slings) not available
Overcoming the various challenges is part of what needs to be done to complete the task. It’s ‘normal work’.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LEARN FROM ‘NORMAL WORK’?
It means proactively looking into things that make the work challenging, increase the chances of error, and how dependencies between different groups may contribute to incidents in the future.
Example of How an International Energy Company Eliminated the Risk of a Life-Changing Injury by “Learning From Normal Work”
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO LEARN FROM NORMAL WORK?
WHAT RESULTS YOU CAN GET?
Learn how to find precursors of your next surprise accident
Knowing the hazards and having controls in place is not enough to prevent your next accident.
Overcome the “hiding game” and find out what people are not telling you about what’s really going on
See examples of how “Learning From Normal Work” reduced risk, saved money, and improved efficiency.
We will not only show you examples of how other companies applied “Learning From Normal Work” and the results they got, but we will also show you how you can do it yourself and make it work in the frontline.
Apply Practical Tools to identify where and how your next accident will take place
We provide templates and implementation resources to help your teams.
Learn how to identify tasks that are likely to result in your next accident and prioritize your resources
“But we have thousands of activities that do not result in accidents! So how do I know where to focus my resources?” asked an HSE executive. Exactly!
We will show you how to identify the critical tasks and activities that are likely to result in your next accident.
Reframe your safety observation and leadership visits to learn about your next accident
Learn how to ask powerful questions that open people up and give you insights into the causes of your next accident.
Find out why people are breaking rules
We will show you why people don’t follow the rules and give you templates and checklists so you can find these reasons in your operations.
Training that opens new horizons
We can find and address the precursors of your next accident before it happens.
Doing so requires:
- a new understanding of accident causation combined with
- new skills in asking new types of questions.
Our Training programs were designed to build stakeholder awareness and enable companies to be self-sufficient with Proactive Learning:
- FREE 14-day email course – see what’s inside
- FREE 1h video training
BUILDING A NEW MINDSET AND SKILLSET
Implementation that gets you sustainable results
Knowledge is nothing without action.
Our “Site Enabler” program is designed to build capacity in your operational units in a matter of days to start learning from normal work. The program includes:
- Training for leaders
- Training for facilitators
- Risk reduction project and feedback
- Executive planning workshop
For the first time in a long time, I could see a new angle to explore that might just be the key to unlocking some further HSE improvement.
The Course was just amazing! We are now developing the learning from normal work program, and everything has been based on this training course.
WHO’s BEHIND IT?
Dr. Marcin Nazaruk holds a Ph.D. in the practical application of industrial psychology to safety in high-risk industries and has two decades of hands-on experience with the front line and leaders to improve safety and operational efficiency.
He was the lead author of multiple industry guides on Learning from Normal Work.
His work attracted the majority of industry awards.
Marcin now provides training and consultancy services.
See the ABOUT page for a full overview of Dr Marcin’s work.
ARE YOU READY TO LEARN MORE
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Discover the foundations of learning from normal work from the global industry thought leader and cutting-edge practitioner Dr Marcin Nazaruk. You will learn…
👉 How we found the causes of accidents before they happen?
👉 What’s the difference between learning from normal work and incident investigations, risk assessment, and behavioral safety?
👉 List of constraints that force people to adapt and find workarounds.
👉 Difference between hazards and constraints.
👉 The psychology behind workarounds and how to learn from them.
👉 Tools to learn from normal work.
👉 Case study from an international company showing how they started on this journey.
👉 Business case and costs of learning from normal work.
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