• Question: What would you define 'safety' as?

    Asked by Harukaoki to Matthew, Neil, Pete, Philippa on 18 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Pete Symons

      Pete Symons answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      Hi Harukaoki,

      I enjoyed your questions on the chat today!

      The term safety is pretty well defined, it is ‘ the freedom from harm’. I think this is pretty good definition, basically if you are safe you are no going to be hurt!

    • Photo: Neil Taylor

      Neil Taylor answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      Hi Harukaoki!

      I think Pete’s “freedom from harm” sums it up really! It’s about understanding your work/environment, knowing the steps you need to take to avoid risk, and knowing how to mimise the risk if things do go wrong.