HSE ‘we must get the learning right!’

Alan Mills - CEO of Global Falcon
Alan Mills - CEO of Global Falcon

“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don’t give up in the middle!” Dale Carnegie, American writer and lecturer.

This article by Alan Mills discusses the critical importance of safety, and of learning from those who have experienced events such as Piper Alpha and Deepwater Horizon.

For me, there can be no doubt that the most important segment of that quote is the final sentence, because in that “middle” lies the opportunity to learn writes Falcon Global Managing Director Alan Mills.

A downturn in the oil industry, compounded by the global pandemic, has resulted in an exodus of experienced people in recent times.

The people who lived and worked through the lessons as they were taught are now making way for the people who will apply them in the future but, again, the bit in the middle is the crux of the matter – we must get the learning right!