Zero Accident Vision (ZAV) is a viewpoint stating that no one ought to be injured as the result of an accident in the workplace. More a school of thought than an actual numerical goal, in accident prevention terms, Zero Accident Vision proposes that all accidents can be prevented and offers a basis for learning from… Continue reading Implementing a Zero Accident Vision: 4 pillars of success
It is estimated that fatigue in the workplace costs the UK economy between £155 and £240 million each year – in direct workplace accident costs alone. A general term often used to describe a wide variety of conditions, fatigue is generally accepted as feeling very tired/weary/sleepy due to insufficient rest or sleep, prolonged work periods… Continue reading Managing Workplace Fatigue
Worker involvement in safety and health (WISH) is a two-way process of collaboration whereby both employers and employees work together to spot, solve and own health and safety problems for the improvement of organisational safety and employee health as a whole. Supplementary to competent health and safety leadership, access to the right advice and hard… Continue reading 11 Tips on Worker Involvement in Safety & Health (WISH)
Despite there being a direct correlation between wellness and safety in a business setting, many organisations still perceive these two disciplines as separate functions, managed by different departments with different systems, budgets and KPI’s. However, when properly connected, effective wellness and safety programmes can yield significant results in terms of accident and injury figures, lost… Continue reading Safety and Wellness Programmes: intrinsically linked
‘High Reliability Organisations’ (HRO’s) are organisations that have succeeded in avoiding catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected due to risk factors and complexity. HRO’s and learning organisations push decision-making down as far as possible and rely on expertise in the field rather than on rules and punishment. HRO’s are committed to learning from failures and refuse to… Continue reading High Reliability Organisations (HRO’s) and Health & Safety?
Together with management commitment, accountability ranks as a critical component of any modern organisation’s safety management system. Click on the title to read more…
Behavioural change programmes are not an alternative to effective engineering controls and sound safety management policies, systems and procedures. When these essential foundations are established and effective, behaviour modification can help in achieving further improvements in safety performance. Click on the headline to read more…