Normalisation of Risk - Safety Moment

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Average: 4.7 (12 votes)
Alert ID: 
03993
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.

Causes and consequences of incident or accident: 
Failure of vessels or pipework
Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Other
Contributing factor: 
Complacency
Culture
Commitment