A few reasons why ‘eye-witness testimony’ shouldn’t be the benchmark

Often in safety our officers and advisors are involved in investigations of incidents both minor and serious. First person or witness testimony is often considered key information during this process. However, this assumption is unfortunately misguided.

Our vision and the way we understand what we see isn’t perfect. Perceptions change, understanding context is different depending on experience. On top of those decoding issues we’re also colour blind in the low light and our ability to see in low light diminishes with age. We have a blind spot and ocular damage can cause confusion.

Or brains and vision are tricky things – when completing an investigation stick with the hard facts and evidence.

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