We’ve learned that focusing on proactive safety initiatives, as opposed to corrective actions, is the key to eliminating injuries.
Leading indicators measure our proactive H&S activities, behaviours and accomplishments. They engage both leaders and employees by providing them with opportunities to catalyze changes and improvements.
Today, 10 leading indicators keep our attention on creating a strong H&S culture. Here’s an overview of three that we began implementing in 2014 .
- Behaviour Intervention Program (BIP): We implemented this Kentz best practice across our organization in 2014. It gives leaders at all levels the opportunity to proactively demonstrate their H&S commitment through documented actions and targeted communications. They do this by:
- recognizing, supporting and rewarding safe behaviours
- raising awareness of unsafe behaviours
- encouraging better ways of working
- SNC-Lavalin leaders completed more than 10,000 BIP cards in the first quarter of 2015.
- Imminent danger reporting: This leading indicator requires that any unsafe condition or behaviour be immediately identified, corrected and reported. This helps promote a culture where all hazards and unsafe acts are proactively addressed. Employees around the world identified and corrected close to 17,000 hazardous situations in 2014.
- Lessons learned sharing: For every ‘high potential’ incident that applies to our entire organization, a Lessons Learned report must be issued by the appropriate business unit. In 2014, employees generated 125 Lessons Learned reports to help transfer H&S knowledge across the company.
H&S eLearning programs
In collaboration with the SNC-Lavalin Academy, our Global H&S team developed a series of eLearning modules. We deliver the modules to employees through our Learning Management System (LMS). We recently added the following two programs in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese):
- StepBack risk evaluation tool: It allows employees to consistently and systematically identify hazards and the appropriate controls. In 2014, 20,000 people attended Stepback training. Employees completed more than 55,000 Stepback cards in the first quarter of 2015.
- 8 Critical Risk Control Protocols (CRCP): These non-negotiable practices are designed to mitigate or eliminate eight high-risk hazards that have historically resulted in fatalities and significant events. The protocols establish minimum performance expectations and must be fully implemented at all SNC-Lavalin controlled sites and operations. In 2014, 25,000 employees and contractors completed the 8 CRCP training to help them better understand the most critical dangers they face in their jobs.
The LMS also offers training materials on 40 different topics. Materials are readily downloaded to deliver in-class site training to all employees, including contractors’ employees.