For high risk activities, sometimes involving a critical operation, we use the Field Risk Talk. It is about speaking with the people on the job about the important risks and how the work is actually performed. The aim is to make sure that controls are effectively in place and all relevant personnel is aware and following them.
A Field Risk Talk helps us to analyse, evaluate and if necessary improve systems of work and the communication between teams on site.
The most important part is the talk between leader and task owner about the serious risks of the task and the measures that can control them. The aim is always for immediate action in giving positive feedback and in helping to solve problems.