The Problem We Solve
As a safety engineer coming up through the ranks, the SafeTask® founder was surprised by how many companies’ safety systems failed to provide adequate safety margins while their people worked. Leaders were devoting serious time and money to safety compliance, yet missing safety goals was common.
A safety system is comprised of processes. The key problem we see is that the processes often fail to work together to provide adequate safety margins for the people doing the work. For instance, a work site may have job safety analyses, but they do not link to the training. The training does not link to pre-work planning. The job safety analyses and training do not link to the safety observations. The safety observation data does not link with the metrics or weekly safety meetings. And so on. It’s simple system dysfunction.
We also see companies who bombard workers with ineffective safety methods, while not realizing that safety margins and safe behaviors are left unchanged. When this happens, the people doing the work who need the safety margins are left confused. They can throw their hands up in frustration. As a result, the safety system fails to engage people in their own safety.
We saw a need to help companies make their safety systems deliver adequate and reliable safety margins. Then make those safety margins touch the frontline people actually doing the work. That is was SafeTask® does. It solves an implementation problem and increases safe behaviors.
We took the safety methods that work from high-risk occupations, like firefighting and aviation. SafeTask® packages proven methods and skill sets that can directly integrate into safety margins work tasks, which enhances the ability to influence safe behaviors.
SafeTask® boosts a safety system’s ability to generate adequate and reliable safety margins for people while they work. SafeTask® links the safety processes together and teaches the skill sets necessary implement them. It makes safety margins easy to understand and apply inside frontline operations.