Risk … Don’t Walk By
I could have saved a life today
But I chose to look the other way
It wasn’t that I didn’t care
I had the time, and I was there.
But I didn’t want to be a fool
Or argue over a safety rule
I knew he’d done the job before
If I called it wrong he might get sore.
The chances didn’t seem that bad
I’ve done it before, he knew I had
So I shook my head and walked on by
He knew the risks as well as I.
He took the chance, I closed an eye
And with that act, I let him die
I could have saved a life that day
But chose to look the other way.
Now every time I see his wife
I’ll know I should have saved his life
This guilt is something I must bear
But it isn’t something you need share.
If you see a risk that others take
That puts their health or life at stake
The question asked, or the thing you say
Could help them live another day.
If you see a risk and walk away
Then hope you never have to say
I could have saved a life that day
But chose to look the other way.
Author – Don Merrell
Please do check that your Risk Management Policies are up to date and that every employee understands them, make sure you work with your Insurance broker to ensure your work place is a safe environment to protect you as an owner of the Business and your valued members of staff, of whom without you would not have a business!
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