Many people have a misconception when it comes to risk. Although it is of course important to apply risk management, awareness and weighing of risk is what keeps people safer in the first place. It is when we are unaware of danger that we would don’t have the ability to implement safety measures.

The eradication of dangers in the work place and life in general is impossible and trying to do so is not advised. For example, climbing onto an extremely high building has real risk to the life of a worker. This risk is managed by having the worker harnessed and held by ropes, which then leaves his or her perceived risk. Without these risks and the willingness to face them, we would not be as far as we are today as a human race.

With this in mind it is important to know what risks are necessary to take, why they are beneficial, and what we are doing to manage them. If a person felt absolutely safe in all that they did then they would be foolish and neglectful. If you feel completely safe at the top of that building, you may not properly conduct yourself or the necessary safety measures and actually cause harm to yourself or others.

This makes us realise that health and safety training is important and necessary. However, health and safety is not implemented to make people feel invincible, it is in place to make people aware of danger and risk but to do all that they can to manage and avoid that risk.

Strat Training offers health and safety courses that makes individuals aware of risk and prepares them for this. Ignoring risk or pretending that dangers do not exist is not what will reduce injuries and deaths. It is the respect for our limitations and careful planning that can do this. Sign up for a course that will help you in your industry.