Traditionally we have used lagging indicators such as fatalities, lost time injury rates, property damage costs and injury rates to measure health and safety performance. These indicators are based purely on retrospective data, and may fail to reveal latent hazards and any underlying causes of workplace incidents. Leading indicators of health and safety performance are more proactive and seek to help eliminate, minimise or control risks before they cause serious incidents.
• Do lagging indicators meet industry (and worker) needs?
• What are leading indicators and how could they be used?
Hamish Brown, Managing Director, Concordia , will be presenting the latest information about improving safety outcomes at the Human Factors in Safety Critical Industries Conference