Grenfell, COVID-19 and Learning. Risk Guru podcast.

This blog explores the Cummings’ crisis through the lens of a failure to attend to and restore an unwritten psychological contract in the aftermath of catastrophic events.

Rather than asking ‘how can we ‘move on’ from the Cummings’ crisis?’ those in power might instead seek to understand what a country in grief needs from them, to understand what it would take to restore the psychological contract and build trust.

Adaptive capacity is a cornerstone of resiliance. Those that failed to ensure this capacity whilst listing a pandemic as a top civil risk need to be held to account.

A 2013 Report by the CHPI warns that the new NHS structure would impact the ability to fight a pandemic.

Rather than viewing #Covid-19 as an interuption and wait for things to return to normal. It offers a unique #leadership opportunity to untether ourselves from the past and step into the Fourth Industrial Age.

What lessons are there for us to learn from week 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Recent decisions about Benita Mehra, Gavin Barwell and Robert Jenrick are perplexing in the symbolic dissonance with the intent for learning and change.

This blog looks at the failures of the LFB in preparing for Grenfell and explores the narratives displacing our ability to learn from Grenfell.

LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton said that preparing for Grenfell would be like a space shuttle landing on the shard. This article explores why this statement is problematic.
It looks at the failures of the LFB to understand and mitigate catastrophic risk and to create a learning culture.

Transcript of Prof Torero speech – the real lesson of Grenfell. Accountability, complexity

I want to start celebrating good practice post #Grenfell. First one – Kent University have launched a Resident Fire Safety Checklist. #Firesafety #Learning

In another bizarre and ironic twist post-Grenfell, the MHCLG has issued a consultation on the proposed regulatory reform based on the Hackitt review. It calls for a stronger resident voice but fails to ensure this through the consultation process.

Grenfell Tower Interview Gill Kernick BBC R4 Today program 2 days after the Grenfell Tower Fire

How can authorities respond to concerns around air and soil contamination in a way that builds, rather than erodes, trust?

It is time to move on from searching for simplistic cause/effect explanations in the context of such tragedies, begin to learn how to prevent such low probability yet high consequence events.