There is no reason to learn from mishap lessons, but there is every reason to prevent them from occurring in the first place!
When mishap admission is confronted, terrible mishaps will stop.
Every Coxswain is responsible for everything that happens to themselves, their team and their operations. Every Coxswain is responsible for the recovery and transport of survivors.
This does not mean getting lucky or dismissing reckless operations underway.
These operators allow the repeat of potential tragedy because they are willing to hold themselves in risk behaviors that are reckless, dangerous and negligent.
These operators will fight like mad to protect their mishaps and flaws and promote dangerous practices with a passion that would be better reserved for some humble admissions of wrong.
They are not a Hero, they are an Adversary. This makes them destructive.
Make sure first your program is not the problem. Assess your program functionality by having an accredited boating safety instructor with current credentials assess the program. After that its time to tackle personnel issues.
1. Remove them from operations.
2. Roll back to training and remedial action.
3. Document with accuracy the inconsistencies in operations.
4. Counsel with appropriate operational behaviors.
5. Enforce them.
Safety is a way of being. It is not a certificate. It is what that individual does with the knowledge that makes or breaks operations. Stay steady, stay true and remember that risk is not a word, its our friend challenging us to be responsible.
Posted: April 15, 2019
Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.
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