Conducting a Safety Observation

Conducting a Safety Observation

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This course might be just what you’re looking for to train your employees on critical risks in your workplace.

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There are times when you will want to conduct a safety observation or safety interaction discussion with employees who are engaged in high-risk or specifically focused tasks.

This is an opportunity to observe work as is done, and not work as imagined.

This course details the 5 steps to complete an in-field safety visit:

  1. Plan and prepare.
  2. Discuss the task and gain feedback on potential exposures.
  3. Observe the work looking for positive and risky behaviours.
  4. Provide feedback and agree on a safe way forward.
  5. Use the safety management system to record the interaction, improvements and actions identified.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Understand the importance of planning and preparation before undertaking an in-field safety observation.
  2. Determine the targeted work area and the safe behaviours they want to see demonstrated.
  3. Learn how to discuss with the team member they manage how they are completing the task to encourage an open conversation.
  4. Learn how to coach the team member on how to recognise the consequences of the hazards involved with the tasks they perform.
  5. Learn how to quickly observe the work and take in the environment and risks.
  6. Develop skills to provide constructive feedback to the team member.
  7. Understand the importance of recording the safety observation on the company’s systems.
  8. Recognise any improvements that need to be undertaken, assign these tasks and communicate to others.

Course length: 10 mins (7-minute animated and subtitled video + 6 short answer assessment)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate
  • All content can be customised
  • Pause and resume function

Available in English (Australian) and English (USA).

This course is suitable for use in Australia, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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