About the Safety category

At BMS we have a transparent and blame free safety culture. All members are encouraged to speak up when they identify something that may be a safety issue (even if they caused it themselves). Any potential or actual safety issues that you identify can be raised with the safety working group by posting a new topic in this category.

If you don’t feel comfortable with starting a public discussion yourself, report an issue on the member portal here and the committee can do it for you.

It’s important to keep safety related discussions as transparent and blame free as possible. If a safety incident happens, it’s most likely caused by a bad system, process or procedure and not the fault of an individual. If you want to raise concerns about the behaviour of a specific individual, please contact the committee directly.

If you want to start a discussion about a safety incident or ways to improve safety, please remember the above advice and centre discussion around the process/procedure rather than the individual.

This is a bad way to start a safety discussion:

John got injured while using the drill press because he didn’t read the SOP and wasn’t using it properly.

This is a good way to start a safety discussion:

John was recently injured while using the drill press. He didn’t realise that doing X was unsafe. Does anyone have suggestions on how to improve the induction process or SOPs to make it more clear that doing X is not safe?