Making Safety Work

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Safety Leadership

Safety IQ Ltd specialises in Behavioural Change and brings a modern approach to Health and Safety. Safety IQ allows organisations to be able to predict safety behaviours and implement strategies to reinforce the desired behaviours and reduce the undesired behaviours.

Personal Safety Traits

While there are many factors that contribute to incidents we know that Human Factors is the most common, the decisions and behaviours people make associated with an incident. We also know that some individuals are more likely to engage in high risk, unsafe behaviours than others. The challenge is to know before an incident occurs who has the highest risk of being involved in an incident an why. Understanding individual safety traits provides the ability to be able to predict where and when unsafe behaviours will occur and by who. Individuals to know what their safety ‘blindspots’ are become more mindful of them and this influences their own decisions and behaviours – leading to safer outcomes.

Individuals with a high-risk score (more blindspots) are eleven time more likely to suffer a serious injury compared to an individual who have a low risk score (less blindspots).

Safety Leadership Factors

Team’s safety performance is strongly influenced by the leadership style and personal safety traits of their Supervisor and / or Manager – their Leader. Leaders who understand their personal safety traits and their leadership style will recognize how these combined affects the safety behaviours of their team and have a profound impact on the incidents the team will suffer. Leaders that know their own leadership and safety trait ‘blindspots’ become more mindful of them and this influences their decisions and behaviours – leading to safer outcomes.

Research has shown that teams with leaders with a Low Safety Leadership score are 3.5 times more likely to have a serious injury than teams with a leader with a High Safety Leadership score.