In the current climate, most companies would acknowledge the benefits of being able to adopt practical and cost-effective safety tools that can be quickly and easily deployed. Here’s the story of how one company has not only done this, but also taken another step towards embedding a safety-focused culture.
Pre-job planning and transition to work is a vital part of any effective safety management system, but just how effective are the hazard identification checklist tools that have traditionally been used by many companies to do this? Do they generate the quality of conversation that’s required to ensure all members of the team switch on prior to commencing the task?
With up to 200 skilled employees servicing and supporting upstream compression and processing products at customer sites spread throughout the Australian / Asian region, Enerflex was looking for a practical solution for pre-job planning and transition to work that would help prevent a “tick-box mentality” creeping into their team.
In early 2020 Enerflex decided to adopt the Assist and Assure Step 7 methodology to reinvigorate how pre-job risk assessments were conducted across the company. Using a 7-step process, which combines equipment checks, area preparation, the control of energy and, most importantly, a strong emphasis on communication, the Enerflex technicians incorporated the assessment as part of their safety toolkit.
Click here for a Case Study from Enerflex that is a great example of industry collaboration in action, illustrating how several Safer Together member companies were able to work together to play their part in helping drive industry-wide safety improvement. You’ll also find out more about the tangible benefits the team at Enerflex have seen in the workplace since adopting the Assist and Assure Step 7 methodology, as well as their tips for other member companies on how to maximise the value of using Assist and Assure.
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