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Gisborne Branch: How can hunters shoot their mates? Lessons for safety management

21/10/2021 05:30pm to 6:30pm

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How is it possible for an individual to mistake a person for the animal they are hunting at a distance of less than 20 metres?

Is it blind stupidity? Do we say try harder? Scream at them to “always identify their target”?

Ask yourself this: How effective would this be in the workplace if every couple of years you had a virtually identical accident? Would you take the same approach? Or would you investigate it further to understand the underlying cause?

These were some of the burning questions faced by our guest presenter when, six years ago, his company produced a white paper and subsequently found themselves in the media eye.

Since then, Karl has completed a PhD investigating this matter in depth and, along the way, has gained fresh insights into the human condition and how it is possible for someone to make the most rudimentary mistakes - at home, while hunting or in the workplace.

Join us for a talk which will open up the world of Human Factors.

Your presenter: Karl Bridges is HASANZ registered. He is a Certified Human Factors and Ergonomics Professional in New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors in the UK.

Karl runs HFEx, a Human Factors consultancy that works with organisations across a wide range of industries, to help them understand human behaviour and thinking, and ultimately improve safety and efficiency of their workplaces.

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