ACME Posted June 20, 2008 Report Share Posted June 20, 2008 So who makes it work? How does it work and who are the key contributing players making it succeed?? I think it is obvious who makes it work. We are all responsible. Stop expecting hand holding. When that first fire call of the season comes along and your say, bucket training is not done don't be complicit in just letting it be signed off because hey your experienced and it is just formality anyway and the forest is burning. The engineer says he/she needs more time to finish properly but no the customer is waiting and will gets pissed off so button up and get to it later. The scenarios are endless and each unique to the circumstance. Remember there are policy and procedures that we are all bound to follow not to mention regulation. Repeating the same mistakes over and over because nothing happened the last time is just pissing on the graves of those who have gone before. Show integrity and moral fortitude, that is what professionalism is about. The oil will be there tomorrow and what burning tree is worth lives? The skiers might live another day.The endemic culture of reactivity as apposed to pro activity will continue to thwart attempts to properly manage safety no matter how many manuals we write or support organizations we join. We work in an environment where we must make independent decisions away from any formal support so don't be afraid to make the right decision. Those back at the 'office' who have the nerve to criticize good decisions for interfering with client desires or company interest have the luxury of indirect or no responsibility. If one does and another doesn't then any consistency of doing the right way is derailed. In the end the liability for any decision an individual makes will fall on the individual. Safety and risk management does not have to be complicated. Stuff ego and confrontation back where it belongs and do the right thing. The consequence of such decisions will speak for themselves in the event something still goes wrong. And with one quote I am done at least for now as it is time to find another job. " I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use" Galileo Galilei Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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