Introducing Life Saving Rules
Concentris staff have supported WGM with the introduction of these key safety parameters and how to support them through the correct behaviours.
WGM are a growing Engineering services company, with a variety of clients across the UK. A key component of their Health and Safety Strategy is to introduce and support Life Saving Rules (LSR’s).
WGM recognised that there was a need to link this to targeted behaviours, which would provide measurable outputs for them to work with. Concentris staff were engaged in several phases of work to help their introduction.
- Carrying out basic Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) training
- Using feedback from the training to design the behavioural approach to the LSR’s
- Trialling the behavioural approach
- Using technology correctly to assist with implementation
BBS training was tailored to the audience using foundation behavioural principles and backed up by lessons from WGM specific situations. Input was sought from the attendees on what behaviours they thought would deliver evidence of the LSR’s taking place in the workplace.
The workshops were also used to gain anonymous feedback on the behavioural issues existing around safety within the business. These were used to feed back to the WGM Leadership team on points for action within the business.
WGM plan to use a digital solution for the observations which are a key part of any behavioural programme.
As an interim step, Concentris designed an observation form and trialled it with WGM staff. This helped to validate the approach and also acted (as it was supposed to) as a prompt for interventions and engagement.
The approach is recognised internally as a key leading indicator of Health and Safety performance and has been welcomed by WGM’s main clients such as Scottish Water.
GM are trialling an App developed by Concentris, which allows easy scoring and feedback on the behaviours required. This replaces any need for paper-based recording and makes them a leading practitioner in the companies they compete with.
Concentris has also supported WGM with other elements of behavioural improvements, such as Sub Contractor management and efficient access / use of site documentation.
Individual behaviours identified – reduced to list of 28 for use
Typical safe behaviour score from observations