“We have just completed a significant health and safety project for a leading rail organisation,” Donna Butchart, MD of Prōject EU said. “Companies want to be able to effectively report on the real-time status of their health and safety. Best practice is dictating that teams need to move away from a simple review of numbers, we are now working with clients to calculate specific frequencies which allow the organisation to help monitor and control accidents and injuries to the workforce.”
This means the IT Director is becoming involved in identifying a way of taking disparate recorded data to generate something useful and meaningful. This could include the frequency of weighted injuries, the frequency of fatal accidents and the frequency of lost time based on injuries and accidents. The purpose of the ongoing commitment to H&S is to provide an understanding of how the organisation is performing and seek to improve behaviour and processes. Effective health and safety reporting helps to achieve this.
“Health & safety is one of the true life-and-death scenarios within an organisation,” Donna Butchart concludes. “By monitoring current performance it is possible to mitigate risks through improved approaches.”
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