The importance of safety is increasing in our modern society. Safety is one of the main basic human needs.
Safety is produced directly by organizations such as police, fire department, or private security firms. But also the reliable control and monitoring of technical systems such as nuclear power plants, industrial companies or traffic require an above-average level of safety.
When technical measures to increase safety have been largely exhausted, most accidents spring from the mind, meaning that human aspects play a role. This can range from incorrect assessment of a situation to distorted perception of one’s own abilities to unfavourable choice of strategies.
The consequence: Despite objectively present dangers, actors feel safe, and their behaviour is therefore careless and risky. Here it is important to prevent this unfavourable sequence of events early on through targeted risk prevention.