SH22: The Need for a Different Perspective
In this podcast episode, the focus is on the significance of learning from diving incidents, accidents, and near-misses, as these provide valuable lessons for safety improvement. While media attention tends to center...View Episode
SH21: A 'Just' Culture or a 'Just Do It' Culture?
This podcast episode delves into the concept of a "Just Culture" in the context of diving, addressing potential confusion within the diving community. A 'Just Culture' revolves around fostering an environment of trust...View Episode
SH20: Common Sense: It doesn't exist, or if it does it isn't what you think it is
In this podcast episode, we explore the concept of "common sense" and how it relates to decision-making, especially in uncertain situations like diving. Often, the hindsight bias leads us to believe that situations...View Episode
SH19: Speaking up to prevent an adverse event
In this podcast episode, we delve into the crucial concepts of psychological safety and a Just Culture in the context of diving, teams, and organizations. These two terms, while closely related, have distinct roles in...View Episode
SH18: What are we pretending not to know?
In this episode, we explore the journey of Nic Emery, a graduate of the Human Factors in Diving course, as she shares her experiences in cultivating psychological safety within her dive center, The Fifth Point. Nic...View Episode
SH17: Human Factors. What it is. What it isn't. Why you need to knw.
In this podcast episode, we delve into the realm of Human Factors in diving, breaking down its fundamental concept of designing systems that facilitate correct actions and deter mistakes. Human Factors in diving...View Episode
SH16: How do I improve Situation Awareness?
In this podcast episode, we explore the concept of Situation Awareness (SA) in diving. We learn what SA is, why it's crucial for safe diving, and how to recognize when it's compromised. The episode introduces a model...View Episode
SH15: Normalisation of Deviance
In this podcast episode, we delve into the concept of "Normalization of Deviance" in the context of diving. While it may seem like rule-breaking, it's actually about the social acceptance of deviating from established...View Episode
SH14: Building a Team. Part 4. Challenger Safety.
In the final installment of the series on building psychological safety in instructional and ‘fun diving’ environments, this podcast episode explores "challenger safety." It underscores the importance of creating an...View Episode
SH13: Building a Team. Part 3. Contributor Safety.
You might think that students have little to contribute when they are part of a team. However, if you think back to the inclusion safety and the need for a shared purpose of mutual learning, your students can help you...View Episode
SH12: Building a Team. Part 2. Learner Safety.
Building on the foundation of inclusion safety, the second part of this podcast series explores "learner safety" in instructional diving settings. Learner safety involves creating an environment where students and...View Episode
SH11: Building a Team. Part 1. Inclusion Safety.
Creating a team quickly in diving can be challenging due to the litigious nature of the sport, especially in the US, where instructors fear legal repercussions for acknowledging mistakes or deviations from standards....View Episode