By: Casey Dunn, Texas Chapter Member
What is the most important KPI in our business, Down Time, Fleet Availability, PM Compliance, Technician Productivity? What about Safety KPI’s, Number of Days Since Last Incident, Total Case Incident Rate, Number of Days Since Last Workers Comp?
Safety KPI’s are often overlooked and treated “as just a cost of doing business” but in fact accidents are preventable. Safety does not happen by itself; safety is a culture and must be groomed to become second nature by our employees.
If you are not monitoring your Safety KPI you should begin immediately. We measure our business with KPI’s and safety is no different, after all how are we going to make improvements if we do not know where we stand currently?
. How to implement a Safety Culture
In a down turn economy we might think “I can not afford to spend money on safety”. Now more than ever we can NOT afford not too! If we evaluate what we spend on safety incidents, lost time, lost productivity, workers comp we will find preventing safety incidents is far less expensive than we think.
We as managers have a responsibility to our employees and they deserve to go home in as good as shape as they arrived. Our employees have a responsibility to follow our Safety Policies, use PPE provided and advise their manager is something is unsafe.
We are in the business of both predictable and preventive maintenance, is it not the same when it comes to Safety?
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