Ensuring and Improving Workplace Safety Through Exposure Reduction
When it comes to promoting safe practices, motivating employees at all levels is about meaningful involvement and engagement. After all, employee cooperation is critical to achieving a safe workplace. Still, many organisations struggle to engage frontline workers effectively in implementing behaviour-based safety. Fewer still are able to deploy this powerful resource consistently to reduce exposure.
Behavioural Accident Prevention Process® (BAPP) technology is our approach to employee-driven safety. It engages frontline employees in their area of expertise: how the work is done. Our application is a powerful tool featuring behaviour-based safety training that yields exceptional results in achieving continuous improvement in safety performance.
Five Pillars of Sustainable Safety Performance
The foundational principle of BAPP® technology is that behaviour-based safety is made up of a complex interaction of five basic elements:
1) Critical behaviours
We start by helping you understand the configuration of equipment, tools, procedures, and human action that creates risk exposure. A steering team reviews a representative selection of the site’s incident reports looking for the behaviours critical to safe performance to define what safe interactions look like in your organisation.
We help you train employee observers to collect information on exposure using your own set of safe work definitions. Trained observers use the data sheet to measure the level of exposure to risk in the workplace. We also work with your team to develop a sampling strategy that captures data on exposure across departments, activities, and shifts.
Workplace observations are only the start of identifying exposure. After gathering data, observers have informal discussions with their co-workers about the safe and at-risk behaviours they observed, which is essential to understanding what is occurring and why. We work with your team to develop feedback skills and practices that serve as a pathway to open and honest discussions. These dialogues become the platform for effective collaboration in safety and other business objectives.
4) Barrier removal
Barrier removal uses observation data to target those areas where workers are exposed to risk. We work with your employee teams to help them develop fluency in reading, interpreting, and acting on exposure information. We help you integrate employee-driven safety activities with other processes and systems for optimal results.
5) Planning, assessment, implementation and support
With an unparalleled breadth of experience, professionals offer guidance at each stage of the process while helping you build the internal resources to sustain and enhance your employee-driven systems. Through report analysis training and data services, internet resources and sustainability reviews you have access to support now and going forward.
With BAPP®, we have developed a flexible, systematic, and comprehensive method for improving workplace safety centred on behaviour-based safety. We offer guidance at each stage of BAPP® implementation to build your company’s internal resources for long-term sustainability. BAPP® initiatives enjoy a long history of success, with the average user site achieving a 25% improvement over its baseline in the first year of the process.
BAPP® focuses on exposure upstream of injuries and is proven to produce sustainable results and meaningful employee engagement. In fact, our BAPP® initiatives engage all levels of your organisation from frontline employees and supervisors to senior managers to promote safety throughout the organisation.