Safety Culture – Leadership by Example

The environment and culture of work applied in an organization hold a big influence on the safety management system. Safety culture means the values, perceptions, behavior, attitudes, and competencies of the employees and management which determines an organizations health and safety management. Leadership is a cornerstone of a good safety culture.

What makes Safety Culture an important subject? Safety culture does not only refer to the employees to comply with the act of safety, but the style of management is even more significant. The active involvement of management in the health and safety system is very important. If the management does not comply with the rules and regulation, then the employees would take the safety regulation lightly.

Management needs to be seen to lead a good example when it comes to health and safety. The senior management should be seen acting regularly in not only checking the teams’ progress and health when doing their work but also be visible in the workplace. This helps to fully understand the constraints and dynamic of the working environment.

Apart from that, the management and team leader should have a good communication at all levels with the employees to ensure that they feel that their concern is heard and taken seriously.

A good management develops when they are active in the participation of the employees’ well-being. To build a great safety culture, the management/employer needs to understand how their employees work. It can include getting involve in safety workshops, risk assessments, and other training. By doing so, it is easier to identify where your employees are lack off, and where you are able to assist in.

Apart from that, management should reinforce a positive working environment by creating a culture that supports each other and applying a different way of approach when near-misses occurs. There must be a culture of trust and openness between the management and the employees as it helps lessen the percentage of error that may occur.

At EDMS Consultants, we are known to assist our clients in providing system transparency between the management and the employees. We help our clients collaborate and communicate transparently with the employees.

We assist in system designing with a solution that suits our clients’ requirements. Our consultants are experienced in providing technical training (Risk Safety Awareness) and interpersonal training. Changing people’s behavior is not an easy task, it is, in fact, the hardest task of all, but with proper approach and planning, it will work.

Aside from that, our safety services include assisting in protecting the environmental impacts, reducing emissions and pollution to air and water. We are able to do so by analyzing current operations and provide recommendations on optimizing and reducing health and environmental impact.

To know more about how our consultant could be of help to your organization, call us at +603 7831 9660 or simply email us at info@edms-consultants.com.

Human Error Prevention in Working Environment

The rapid growth of technology has made the human error more visible day by day. To add on, errors not only reflect on humans but also on the technology used as both are non-error-proof.

Apart from that, it is also important to build a culture of reliability within your team by designing a plan that will help your team improve their performances. When organizations design a reliable and standardize system which suits their employees, it helps to improvise the way they work and improves the overall management system.

In addition, by having a workflow process in management, it helps reduce potential errors. Organizations have come to a realization that risk management plays an important role in business as it is not new that human behavior is often the common root of errors and failures. With multiple tiers of reviewing, it helps improve human reliability.

An example of a human error would be the BP oil spill in 2010 which was situated in the Macondo oil well in the undersea Mississippi Canyon. Crude oil spilled into the ocean through 3 major cracks which have caused an environmental disaster. This was merely due to lack of compliance when it comes to the safety standards and errors made during the well completion process, leading to an uncontrolled blowout. This is a good example of when personnel under extreme time and cost pressure make errors because they are not following the proper business process.

The failure to observe and respond to critical indicators and the lack of control response are the main situational problem that usually occurs. Little or no training about the potential cases that may occur are also the main factor contributing to such catastrophe.

The concept of an error happening can’t be foreseen, hence why there should always be a robust plan for the expected and unexpected.

All these mishaps can improve with the help of expert consultation in the field. Appointing a licensed specialist that has the right training and competence in the management of human factor audits and safety culture is important for organizations.

How Can We Help?

EDMS Consultants has more than 15 years of experience providing service to clients in improving their safety standards and achieving higher productivity. Our consultants are certified competent under the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). We assist in minimizing the likelihood of failures that may occur in the present and future.

The human and element of the design being implement must be addressed in an integrated manner. We are known to provide service to our clients in crisis management plan and business continuity management. Implementing the best design of workflow system for business process management Is important.

By automating workflow process, it is compulsory for employees to follow the standard operating procedure. Organizations are able to lower the frequency of error and less leeway for employees to complete their task. We can help you achieve that, as for how we have assisted our clients throughout the years.

To know more about how our consultant could be of help to your organization, call us at +603 7831 9660 or email us at info@edms-consultants.com.