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PREVIOUS ISSUES OF BRASH TALK

Brash Talk #9
Welcome to Brash Talk #9 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association (subscribe here). We hope your season is going well where ever you are. It seems like the early season mega-storms in the Drake have eased a little in the last month. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore it and […]
Brash Talk #8
Welcome to Brash Talk #8 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association (subscribe here). We hope you are excited about the start of Antarctica 2018/19 – if social media is anything to go by a lot of people are out there already. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore it and catch […]
Brash Talk #7
Welcome to Brash Talk #7 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association (subscribe here). We hope you are enjoying a break, or about to enjoy one, between seasons. It was interesting to see the ice conditions in the northern NW Passage/Bellot Strait region that put a stop to a number of planned NW Passage […]
Brash Talk #6
Welcome to Brash Talk #6 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association (subscribe here). We hope you are enjoying the northern season. If member’s social media posts are anything to go by people are having a blast. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore it and catch up on all our exciting […]
Brash Talk #5
Welcome to Brash Talk #5 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association (subscribe here). We hope you are either enjoying or are excited about the northern season that is in full swing. Plenty to cover in this issue so please explore it and catch up on all our exciting news. In this newsletter: New […]
Brash Talk #4
Hi all. We hope you have had a great season in the south and some of you will be taking some down time before the busy northern Arctic season kicks off. Welcome to Brash Talk #4 the newsletter of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. The Board It has been a busy time for the PTGA […]
Brash Talk #3
It has been a busy Antarctic season for the PTGA, our affiliates and our systems. Our first ever formal assessments have been run (see interview with Seb Coultard) and a lot of trialing has turned up some good issues we never could have predicted with all the online meetings in the world. This is exactly […]
Understanding Causal Factors
Understanding causal factors is an important part of being a safety manager and will add depth to your own decision-making. These factors are some of the most common, and documented, social and psychological factors that may affect an individuals evaluation of risks present leading to wrongly accepting increased levels of risk. Understanding these common causal […]
Situational Awareness and Situational Management
Situational awareness, its related heuristics and frameworks is singularly the most important concept and skill set in managing safety. It is worth an entire training program for companies and expedition staff. Situational awareness as defined by Endsley, 1988 is “the perception of elements in the environment within a volume of time and space, the comprehension […]