The Discovering Safety Programme’s leading indicator industry use case is looking to support organisations in the collection and analysis of health and safety lead indicators intelligence as part of drives to promote more proactive health and safety practice across their organisations. Health and safety leading indicators of organisational performance are measurements linked to key functions and processes of an organisation’s safety management system; they are typically used by organisations to help assess the adequacy of their health and safety management arrangements, identify areas for improvement, target the allocation of health and safety resources, and formulate specific proactive actions to prevent future accidents occurring.
Aims and objectives
The primary deliverable for the leading indicators use case is a practical framework to help organisations maximise the potential to convert their routine operational data into effective leading indicator intelligence; it aims to identify specific areas of operations that should provide the focus of intelligence gathering, identify specific areas where existing organisational data could be put to better use, and identify gaps in intelligence where new opportunities for generating routine data might be beneficial.
Ultimately, it is hoped that the work undertaken as part of this project will lay important foundations for organisations having available the right sort of operational datasets enabling the adoption of a much more proactive, preventative, targeted form of health and safety practice and risk management, ultimately resulting in reduced numbers of workplace accidents and lives saved.