Scenario 1 Carpentry shortcut

You are working in the carpentry workshop with your colleague and you are completing an urgent job. You notice that your colleague is taking a shortcut and doing something that doesn’t appear to be following the standard work procedure. What would you do?

  1. Decide it is really nothing to do with you – turn a blind eye and ignore the behaviour with a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude.
  2. Speak to your colleague and suggest slowing down a bit and following the correct procedures.
  3. Contact your supervisor and discuss the situation.

You chose answer A.

Safety is everyone’s concern and is also a legal responsibility.

You have to look out for each other, and although there is a doctor on station, medical care is limited.

Depending on the time of year, it is very difficult or impossible to evacuate a critically injured person.

It is much better to be open and up front with your colleague and discuss your concerns.

The key to good relationships on station is to create an environment in which you can openly discuss your work and how you can do it safely.

If you act in this way you will create respect and trust in each other.

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You chose answer B.

It is good to be open and up front with everyone.

Hopefully your colleague will accept this and be receptive to your suggestion. The key to establishing and maintaining good relationships on station is good inter-personal communication.

If you have a problem or an issue with someone or a situation, discuss it first with the people involved.

Only then, if the situation does not change, should you report it to your supervisor.

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You chose answer C.

It is a bit heavy handed to report it directly to the supervisor without first discussing the issue with your colleague.

This is likely to cause bad relationships on station. It is much better to be open and up front with your colleague and discuss your concerns.

The key to good relationships on station is to create an environment in which  you can openly discuss your work and how you can do it safely.

If you act in this way you will create respect and trust in each other.

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