Your headline Engineers should adopt high risk safety principles on the article highlighting research into safety management in high-risk industry (NCE 26 February) is misleading.
The research carried out by Mouchel Parkman and Cranfield University advocates adopting high-reliability safety principles, not high-risk safety principles.
The article states: 'Adopting the principles of high-risk organisations (HROs) is one way of arresting escalating errors'.
This should read 'Adopting the principles of high-reliability organisations (HROs). . .'.
This is an important distinction to make, as I hope readers will have appreciated.
Richard Cuthbert, chief executive, Mouchel Parkman, West Hall, Parvis Road, West Byfleet, Surrey