Risk and Risk Taking Behaviour

Oct 29 2020

16 November 2020 at 02:30 - 06:00 UTC Zoom online training platform.

There is an element of risk in all we do.


Workplaces, especially those at sea, are dynamic and risks constantly change in shape, probabilities and exposure. And despite our best efforts, accidents continue to occur – often involving “competent people in beneficial surroundings”.


To reduce these unnecessary accidents, a risk-based approach to safety on board is now actively promotedBut so often we attempt to manage risk from a purely technical safety perspective, without understanding the influence of the human element in this process.  


This workshop examines both the theory of risk, as well as the cognitive and behavioural processes behind risk-taking behaviour. It focuses on developing the understanding needed to identify and manage the interface between humans and risk, and uses practical case studies to illustrate these points.


To do this we will examine the following:

  • Understanding Risk Theory
  • Risk-taking behaviour
  • The role of Culture, Motivation, Perception, Decision-making and Attitudes
  • Error and 'Rogue behaviour'



Incentive programs and risk-taking behaviour.


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