Grand Canyon Leap

Man jumping from one rock formation to the next

Safety Moment #5: Grand Canyon Leap


We have prepared a set of Safety Moments that can be used in meetings and presentations. Some of them are to do with the process industries, both onshore and offshore, and others are more to do with events in everyday life. We use these Safety Moments to provide insights and thoughts to do with the management of risk and safety at energy and process facilities.

This particular Safety Moment video consists of a sequence of photographs showing a photographer taking extraordinary risk just to get a better photograph. However the situation may not have been as dangerous as it looks ("The camera never lies"). The (non-)event illustrates the subjective nature of risk.

The storyboard for the video is available here.

Plant Design and Operations

Book: Process Risk and Reliability ManagementOur book Process Risk and Reliability Management and the associated ScienceDirect ebooks provide guidance to do with understanding the subjective nature of risk.