The theories linked to each of these four ingredients are fundamentally important in explaining the rich mix that is health and safety. Over the last few years we have successfully debunked health and safety myths, where ‘Health and safety’ is often incorrectly used as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible activities going ahead.
The RoSPA approach has been to establish an underlying principle that life should be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible, and we encourage people, particularly children, to get out there and enjoy themselves. This principle also applies to our workplaces which are underpinned by those commonly used but sometimes misunderstood terms including, hazard, risk, probability, and preventability. Anyone attending a health and safety training course or reading guidance material will routinely hear the words used and often engage in debate on their meaning and applicability.
So for this reason RoSPA has produced the Little Book of Big Ideas about Health and Safety. A ready reckoner, a quick recap or a step into new topics, this little book really does what it says on the tin! As a practitioner you can use its content to dispel health and safety myths and it’s a perfect companion for your little book of inner calm.