It is easy for all of us to become complacent with a task often performed. The program has also increased worker productivity. You know the importance of safety, but how can you motivate your employees to get on board? The team with the most points wins. The observation checklists focus on unsafe condition's not unsafe behaviors. Observation of employee behaviors is crucial to behavior-based safety. He would jump on a haul truck and go with the operator while the truck was loaded, John would question the operators about safety and tell them that he expected safety to be their top priority.
By talking with people to acknowledge safe acts and correct unsafe acts, workers are encouraged to follow safe work practices. To obtain accurate observation data that will do the most good requires consideration of the following issues. The leaders took the time to talk to their employees. The video library can then be used for later training sessions. The identified high risks I can remember were-Electrical work, fatigue, driving, noise, access to premises, use of personal protective equipment, manual handling, office based ergonomics, animal control, power poles, traffic control, access to safety information, use of compressed gas equipment and so on.
Have a Big Payoff Everyone loves to win prizes and get things for free. The electrical workers required some assistance from me in their tasks as it was different from their normal occupation. The trust paved the way for more participation. Simple ergonomic analysis can be carried out by most staff after a bit of coaching in the techniques. John had a very simple approach to safety audits, he chose ten things his wide experience told him had been known to cause fatalities and the associated prevention methods.
For this game, you'll need to divide your training attendees into at least two teams. Ask One of the most important aspects of an observation is determining why a precaution was or was not taken. There are numerous reasons why, from people being shy to being intimidated by those being observed. You will need a timer, score sheet and pencil, and workplace safety topics. If the whole plant achieved the same goal, each employee received 10 points.
So what did they do? The idea is to look for essential factors where the various categories of the model above intersect. This did not happen often but there was some big action when it did. However, if an employee committed a safety violation, he or she received no points. Be certain that all materials are safely stored in their proper location to prevent buildup of clutter in walkways. Ergonomic analysis of tasks may be appropriate with some projects.
They go by a range of different names across the mining industry, but whatever they are called, Safe Behaviour Observations or Safe Act Observations are now one of the most important safety management tools available for managing on-the-job risks. These cases tended to be in situations where rewards that were designated for teams or whole departments were on the line. What are the issues and the solutions? Another step of the methodology will reinforce this. Does this allow them to give significant input into the enforcement of the program? The government regulator said they would close the operation down unless there was a major improvement in safe working procedures. The belief tends to be that initiating a peer-to-peer observational model will give the employees a sense of control and empowerment, which all sounds great in theory.
Two Additional Safety Game Ideas The printable games above aren't the only options. This helps change the common belief safe is defined by the lack of accidents rather than by what people do to control risk exposure. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. The program encourages a mindset where safety is a discussion that takes place every day, not just when completing a formal observation. Watch After the individual is aware, you should spend your designated time watching the job task.
He used to give the workers his mobile number and tell them to call him anytime if a safety issue was not solved to their satisfaction. The plan should be reviewed regularly. Some suggestions were implemented, while others were investigated. In these circumstances if a senior person is criticised severely you will usually find someone in the work group will come to his rescue if he is being fair dinkum, if that does not happen the facilitator can come to his rescue. Under the program, employees identified safety ideas and hazards, wrote them up, and received scratch-off cards that would provide points toward receiving gifts. Generally, this tactic is part of a more comprehensive methodology for leadership safety coaching or lean behavior-based safety. They have no new empowerment in the system as a whole; however, they do gain some small modicum of power over their coworkers.
A third concern was that, in a lot of cases, accidents could occur through no fault of an employee, so why penalize the employee or work team for such an incident? If I was to do this again I would include a case study of a complex class 1 personal damage occurrence to bring out the principles. Others tied them to team, departmental or even company performance. Further, in addition to posing an electrical hazard, stretching cords across walkways or under rugs creates a tripping hazard, so ensure all cords are properly secured and covered. While the company does measure lagging indicators accidents and incidents , there is limited emphasis on them. Participants can earn extra credit by creating their own safety slogans should time permit.