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Collected Reflektions on Major Accident Prevention – Volume 2

Reflekt was founded in October 2017 with the intention of using the unique insights from Major Accidents to facilitate learning and improve performance. When we started Reflekt we decided to produce a weekly newsletter with some reflections on Major Accidents and their prevention. The Weekly Reflektion is now well subscribed and many of our readers look forward to a thought provoking read with their morning coffee every Sunday. We published the Reflektions from our first year in September 2020 and received a positive response, so we decided to publish this book as Volume 2.



We intend to keep on collecting stories related to Major Accidents and expect to have enough material for many more volumes in the future. Major Accidents are accidents that lead to multiple fatalities, significant environmental impact, and/or severe material losses. Companies have been put out of business due to the financial and reputation consequences, communities have seen their local environment devastated by pollution and family and friends carry the memory of loved ones lost in Major Accidents. Considering the consequences of Major Accidents, it would seem sensible that all of us should have a focus on their prevention and a desire to understand why they occur. Unfortunately, incidents that could potentially escalate into Major Accidents still happen and every so often the circumstances are such that the Major Accident occurs. We need continuous vigilance and we cannot allow our quest to prevent Major Accidents to fail. We hope that our Reflektions will help you keep the vigil and give you some guidance on how to maintain your focus on Major Accident prevention

How to use the Reflektions

Our intention with the books is learning and we believe the incidents and reflections over the incidents can be useful in the learning process. The Reflektions have been used in safety meetings to create discussions on ongoing issues, as a safety moment, and in risk assessments, Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs) and Hazard Identification studies (HAZIDs) as examples of what can go wrong. We have used the Reflektions to illustrate issues that we believe management in companies need to focus on.  We believe you should consider two key factors in getting the best out of the Reflektions. Firstly, the Reflektions need to be relevant, or be made to be relevant, to your operation/activity and your circumstances. Without relevance the Reflektions will only be of academic interest and are unlikely to contribute to learning and positive change. Secondly, the Reflektions should be used to make an emotional connection. Appealing to peoples’ emotions and making them feel strongly about the subject matter is important to create dialog. The dialog is important to promote learning and a basis for measures that lead to improvements. The Reflektions can be used to create a narrative that can engage people and encourage them to contribute and share their own thoughts and experience. After all, everyone likes a good story.

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