The Human Factor in HSE

Episode 3 - The Potential of Neuroscience Safety

November 09, 2022 Bjørn Jepsen - WeFocus Season 1 Episode 3
Episode 3 - The Potential of Neuroscience Safety
The Human Factor in HSE
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The Human Factor in HSE
Episode 3 - The Potential of Neuroscience Safety
Nov 09, 2022 Season 1 Episode 3
Bjørn Jepsen - WeFocus

What can Neuroscience Safety do for your HSE work? 

In this episode Bjørn will, through an analogue to the show "Drive to Survive", show us why it's important to understand the human mind, and how this will help us in sending more people home safely.

In the Formula 1 there is ongoing dialogue, countless of hours in the cars and in the gym, continued improvement, evaluation on how tasks may be improved, and most importantly: the drivers have a very precise and trained set of skills to set themselves up for success. They use very specific and easy to apply methodologies.  And they don't all use the same methods. What might work for one doesn't work for another. Maybe they need to slow themselves down to be focused or maybe they need to pump themselves up the get the neurons flowing. The important thing here is that they all consider the that in order to succeed, they need to reduce the risk of them making mistakes. They need to improve on the Human Factor.

How does all this connect to HSE?

Just as Formula 1 drivers need to focus on the Human Factor and to accept that humans DO make mistakes and then act on that knowledge, so do you as an HSE. You need to train your staff to have the right amount of arousal when they go into work. They need to be able to create complete awareness of what they are going to do in the exact moment, so that they can execute on what is happening in that moment. Then the likelihood of accidents, incidents, and service quality issues will diminish. 

Show Notes

What can Neuroscience Safety do for your HSE work? 

In this episode Bjørn will, through an analogue to the show "Drive to Survive", show us why it's important to understand the human mind, and how this will help us in sending more people home safely.

In the Formula 1 there is ongoing dialogue, countless of hours in the cars and in the gym, continued improvement, evaluation on how tasks may be improved, and most importantly: the drivers have a very precise and trained set of skills to set themselves up for success. They use very specific and easy to apply methodologies.  And they don't all use the same methods. What might work for one doesn't work for another. Maybe they need to slow themselves down to be focused or maybe they need to pump themselves up the get the neurons flowing. The important thing here is that they all consider the that in order to succeed, they need to reduce the risk of them making mistakes. They need to improve on the Human Factor.

How does all this connect to HSE?

Just as Formula 1 drivers need to focus on the Human Factor and to accept that humans DO make mistakes and then act on that knowledge, so do you as an HSE. You need to train your staff to have the right amount of arousal when they go into work. They need to be able to create complete awareness of what they are going to do in the exact moment, so that they can execute on what is happening in that moment. Then the likelihood of accidents, incidents, and service quality issues will diminish.