Wiki Safety

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Safety critical information on Wikis should always be verified before proceeding, for several reasons:

  • Wiki articles can not practically cover everything.
  • The writing of an article may be incomplete when you read it.
  • Almost anyone can edit wiki articles at any time.
  • Errors and omissions occur in real life.
  • Laws and regulations change over time.
  • Interpretation of regulations and law may change over time
  • The article may assume necessary knowledge that some readers might not possess
  • Situations not expected by the author will change the specific requirements for safe work in some cases.

For these reasons and more, one should not carry out safety critical work based solely on wiki content. Information and plans should be independantly checked and verified before action.

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