Yes exactly. I'm not sure what Cinders was trying to say last night.
Anyone trained properly in H&S knows that the first solution is always training. Then if you can't reduce the risk enough then you change the environment as far as is practical.
Common sense is what we learn from common everyday occurrences. It's very easy to say in hindsight that it should have been common sense but the world is a much more complex place now and not everyone will have the experience of every situation and things only become obvious afterwards.
Last resort is training if the hazard cannot be removed or made safe in any other way. (training is always required but in the hierarchy of risk reduction it is at the bottom of the pile)
Bit late on this thread but reading back white dog shit that made me laugh ...had totally forgotten about that but do remember it ! Also remember the dogs in packs too !
We used to have great fun building go carts (for some reason then called bogies in my neck of the woods) from old pram wheels and the like and pieces of wood steered by string and no breaks . Never thought of the danger when going full pelt down the hill on the road ! ....we did have someone on lookout to shout if anything was coming though !
Called them bogies where I grew up too, still have the scar on my leg