Why has HOP emerged?
Burgeoning bureaucracy and increasing compliance demands have led many organisations to search for different ways of doing safety. Some organisations have even felt their safety efforts have made organisational performance worse while delivering no safety benefit.
HOP has developed as an operational philosophy based on the works of thought leaders such as Todd Conklin, Sidney Dekker, James Reason and many more. It takes the perspective that safety is just one of many emergent outcomes from work and focuses on making work better and building capacity to ensure success.
By taking this approach we can improve across a range of outcomes including quality, safety and productivity.