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Is common sense common or something you learn

Is common sense common or something you learn

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    • Health and Safety is Just Common Sense? Jim McCann
    • How many times have you heard one of these phrases…
      • Health and safety is just common sense.
      • Use your common sense or
      • I hope common sense prevails
      Thought eliminating cliches?
    • Health and Safety is just common sense…
      • The sad thing about common sense is that it isn't that common – Mark Twain
      • Health and Safety is not common sense, it is based on the law and needs to be approached with intelligence and an inquiring mind.
      • A control measure that would have prevented a mishap is often glaringly obvious after the event. hindsight tends to be a wonderful thing.
      • Is this this common sense perhaps?
    • Health and Safety is just common sense…
      • Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
      • Common sense is an excuse for not thinking,
      • It forbids enquiry, and would, for example, permit falsehoods to stand unchallenged (until of course hindsight tells us otherwise).
    • Health and Safety is just common sense… A guard would seem like common sense. But not it seems to this guy
    • Health and Safety is just common sense…
      • No amount of common sense can tell you if an electrical cable has a hidden fault .
      • or if ceiling tiles contain asbestos.
      • Common sense tells you not to drive at motorway speeds through a built up area , so why the need for speed cameras and signs
    • Health and Safety is just common sense… Was this common sense? Someone thought so
    • Health and Safety is just common sense…
      • An example of a young child putting their hand into a cup of steaming water. Common sense will tell adults that if there is steam rising then it is hot, but as a child has not experienced this he has no "common sense", which is not correct. Common sense is based on experience and training. Don’t wait for someone to have an accident to get common sense.
      • Once there has been and accident you realise common sense is not quite as common as you thought.
    • Health and Safety is just common sense…
      • Common sense is learned behaviour. Therefore, 'common sense' is only 'common' when you have an awareness and understanding of the topic and/ or environment in which it is to be applied.
      • The majority of health and safety practice is just GOOD sense.
    • Health and Safety is Just Common Sense? Jim McCann of Health and Safety for Beginners http://www.slideshare.net/jim666