Risk Management in a Dynamic Work Environment

By March 3, 2024Cape Town 2023, Documents
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In today’s high-risk rail industry, the demanding nature of the work, the fast pace, and resource constraints often lead to variations in task demands and resource allocation, placing significant strain on rail workers and requiring them to adapt in unforeseen ways. This variability, characterized by workarounds and human errors, has direct implications for both individual and system accidents. To address this variability, organizations within the rail industry must develop the capability to identify and mitigate errors, while establishing consistent work processes that enable positive control of built-in hazards and precision execution of high-risk work when dealing with the transfer of energy, movement of mass, or transmission of critical information.

The purpose of this presentation is to present proven methodologies that will enhance your organization’s work planning, preparation (including pre-work discussions such as job briefings, tailboards, and pre-job briefings), and execution activities. It aims to assist safety personnel, work planners, and supervisors in clearly defining precise goals and avoiding potential pitfalls during high-risk rail operations. The presentation places significant emphasis on the importance of cultivating a safety culture that prioritizes those actions that must go right and the capacity to “fail safely” when those actions go wrong.

To facilitate effective learning, this presentation will leverage cutting-edge technology in adult learning, specifically videobased training (VBT). By harnessing the power of visual immersive learning, VBT offers a faster and more comprehensive learning experience, enabling efficient and accurate coverage of presentation material.

The presentation will conclude with actionable solutions that stakeholders can readily implement, providing practical measures to enhance risk management in rail operations and foster a culture of safety throughout the industry.

Year of Publication: 2023

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