Over the last two decades, safety improvements have flat-lined (as measured in fatalities and serious injury rates, for instance) despite a vast expansion of compliance and bureaucracy. The cost of compliance and bureaucracy can be mind-boggling – up to 10% of GDP, with every person working some 8 weeks per year just to cover the cost of compliance, paperwork and bureaucratic accountability demands. This is non-productive time. It has also stopped progressing safety.
Presented by Sidney Dekker, Safety Differently: The Movie tells the stories of three organisations that had the courage to devolve, de-clutter, and decentralise their safety bureaucracy. It is a story of hope; of rediscovering ways to trust and empower people and of reinvigorating the humanity and dignity of actual work.
About the Author
Sidney Dekker is a professor, pilot and best selling author on human factors and safety.