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Risk watch


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

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