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Where SafeStart Fits In
SafeStart is the next step in your safety journey. To see this, we need only to understand that in general, incidents are caused by one or a combination of:
Uncontrolled Hazards: The traditional safety approach recognises that it is preferable, whenever possible, to eliminate or protect against the hazard via a control that is specified in a safety management system.
Unfortunately, while this will be effective for many situations, the fact is you can't get rid of all the hazards.
Deliberate At-Risk Behaviour: Sometimes people take on risk deliberately, whether by violating a rule, procedure or PPE requirement, and often they get away with it without injury, which only serves to reinforce the at-risk behaviour.
Because it is deliberate, Safety Leadership and Peer-to-Peer Observation programs (ie supervisors or colleagues talking to the individual about safety) can influence future decisions, and reduce this kind of at-risk behaviour.
Unintentional and Habitual At-Risk Behaviour: We find that most incidents are caused by people not taking enough care, or not being careful enough or not paying enough attention. This is where a Human Error Prevention Program like SafeStart can help.
Where are your incidents coming from? Are they caused by:
If you're like most companies, the main cause of incidents is the third one.
SafeStart is the only program in Australia and New Zealand that specifically addresses this problem in an effective way.
“Why Aren’t We At Zero Harm Yet?”
‘Zero harm’ means no fatalities, no recordable injuries and no first aid cases because anything that results in an injury, irrespective of how minor it is, causes ’harm’.
In order to ensure there are no first aid cases, we need to ensure there are no close calls or near misses. In order to ensure there are no close calls or near misses, we need to ensure there are no ‘at risk’ behaviours.