EV­I­DENCE-BASED SAFETY MAN­AGE­MENT FAC­TORS

Australian Transport News - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

• Fleet: All ap­pro­pri­ate safety equip­ment, in­clud­ing safety fea­tures on trucks, is pro­vided. Main­te­nance and pre-trip ve­hi­cle checks en­sure that trucks are in a safe con­di­tion for all trips.

• Jour­ney risk as­sess­ment: Route risk as­sess­ments are done for all de­liv­ery jour­neys.

• Site risk as­sess­ment: Site and job risk as­sess­ments are reg­u­larly car­ried out.

• Fa­tigue mon­i­tor­ing: Mon­i­tor fa­tigue man­age­ment prac­tices.

• Re­sponse to safety con­cerns: All man­agers re­spond quickly to safety con­cerns raised by driv­ers.

• Re­cruit­ment/em­ploy­ment: Re­cruit­ment cri­te­ria fo­cus on safe driv­ing records. Driver fit­ness is as­sessed to en­sure driv­ers’ abil­ity to carry out all job du­ties.

• Pay/con­di­tions: Driv­ers are paid for all hours worked re­gard­less of job or ac­tiv­ity.

• Train­ing: Train­ing for driv­ers is based on in­di­vid­ual tu­ition by ex­pe­ri­enced, safe driv­ers. • Dis­ci­pline: Iden­ti­fied un­safe be­hav­iours are for­mally in­ves­ti­gated.

• In­cen­tives: Driv­ers are given in­cen­tives, in­clud­ing mon­e­tary in­cen­tives, clearly linked to work safety ef­forts.

• Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: Man­agers en­cour­age driver in­put to WHS de­ci­sion mak­ing. Man­agers take re­spon­si­bil­ity and show lead­er­ship in mak­ing safety a clear pri­or­ity.

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