Interview with Dr Dominic Cooper regarding UK’s safety performance flatlining (declining).


We discuss:

  • Two pivotal moments in the UK’s historical timeline related to Safety.
  • Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIF) – what does it mean?
  • Why Root Causes are different for SIFs and minor injuries.
  • What are the driving factors (pre-cursors) for routine or non-routine operation?
  • Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) and Safety Climate. How did they help define and reinforce safety culture?
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). How did these help?
  • Safety Leadership and safety strategy – how does this support performance? Committed leadership will really help when it comes to the “do” part for managing safety.
  • How can regulators help?

Increasing awareness via training  will also go a long way towards supporting the Organisation’s drive for safety performance improvement and future proofing

In the ‘deeper dive’ discussions:

Using the image opposite (or below, if you are using a tablet or mobile), we explore what are the underlying causes or contributors, focusing on:

  • Analysis, which showed that 60% were due to behavioural choices or poor job planning.
  • Poor working conditions.
  • The use of tools and equipment that were sub-standard.

Want more information?

There is plenty of material on the UK HSE Website about the historical picture and statistics regarding safety performance.


Dr Dominic Cooper – Short Bio

Dom is one of the world’s leading authorities in Behavioural Science and Safety Culture.

He is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and a Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Dom has supported major companies such as ExxonMobil, Eli Lilly, Foster Wheeler achieve world-class safety results. 

Dom is an award-winning author and has written several books on Behavioural Safety, Safety Culture change and Safety Leadership.

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