Organisations generate a wealth of routine health and safety data as part of day-to-day operations that provide a useful proxy measure of how well they manage their health and safety risks as an organisation.
Analysing this data to determine the extent to which current improvement initiatives are suitably targeted and to provide evidence to help decide where best to target future efforts forms a key component part of an organisation’s health and safety management system. For many organisations, this is achieved by and large through interrogation of their own health and safety performance data over time via trend analysis and across their different areas of operations.
Increasingly however, organisations are also looking to find ways to improve their health and safety performance by comparing key elements of it to that of their peers as part of a systematic approach to learning from “best in class”.
This presents a myriad of challenges to organisations, including deciding who to compare against, deciding what specific performance elements to compare, identifying suitable measures of performance and ensuring that they’re comparable, the practicalities of bringing all relevant data together and deriving the essential learning from the exercise.
This industry use case aims to provide organisations with the tools and supporting information they need to carry out effective health and safety performance benchmarking exercises.