• Published: 8 Sep 2016
  • Incident ID: 3993

Normalisation of Risk - Safety Moment

Cause & Consequence

  • Other
  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
  • Failure of vessels or pipework

Contributing Factor

  • Complacency
  • Commitment
  • Culture

Description of Process

If it looks wrong, maybe it is?

Description of Incident

We can become 'normalised' or accustomed to seeing situations which are unnecessarily dangerous e.g. damaged / degraded plant or corners cut. Tolerating small defects can lead to major incidents.

Good Practice Guidance

This safety moment considers several situations which may be weak signals of larger issues.

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