Driver Behaviour

3 Steps to a Successful Driver Coaching Program

Sep 09, 2019

To change negative driver behaviours, it’s not enough to track your drivers. You have to coach them towards a perfect sa...

READ FULL ARTICLE

Accidents Will Happen.jpg

One of the proverbs which I recall learning at school was “accidents will happen”.  An accident can be defined as “An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury”. Hopefully today we are smarter in the workplace where we don’t accept this or use it as an excuse for our own mistakes. Workplaces can be made safer if:

  • All employees have undergone a compulsory safety induction
  • New employees are “buddied up” with an experienced employee
  • Risk assessments have been carried out on equipment and processes
  • Employees are trained and competent in the operation of equipment
  • JSA’s or SWMS’s are discussed prior to commencing potentially dangerous work
  • There are regular safety briefings where company incidents and industry issues are discussed
  • All work place “near misses”, “Incidents”, “injuries” and “illnesses” are reported
  • There is an active Health and Safety committee
  • Safety forms part of all purchasing contracts
  • Employees have ready access to mobile apps to record and photograph safety issues
  • All the above is recorded in the company EHS system, and
  • Senior management demonstrate their commitment to safety

Implementation of a company-wide safety culture incorporating the above points will minimise the chance of an unexpected or unintentional safety incident.

 

Get a Vault demo

FEATURED DOWNLOAD

Risk and Safety Templates

For strategic safety professionals.

More Articles

3 Steps to a Successful Driver Coaching Program

Sep 09, 2019

To change negative driver behaviours, it’s not enough to track your drivers. You have to coach them towards a perfect safety record – but how exactly ...

How to Use Technology to Identify Workplace Hazard...

Sep 02, 2019

Can technology help you to identify workplace hazards? Absolutely. In fact, more and more organisations are finding that by using OHS software, they’r...

Is OHS Software Worth the Cost?

Aug 26, 2019

Is OHS software worth the cost? What can it do for your business? Can OHS software really help you to drive efficiency and make your workplace safer f...