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The Cost of Poor Incident Investigation

The cost of poor safety incident investigationAs a safety consultant I often see the outcomes of poor safety incident investigations. Poor incident investigations are also an indicator of where the organisation is, as far as their safety culture.

Poor incident investigation results in corrective actions being put in place that are ineffective and the same or very similar incident reoccurs and we are left wondering why.  The injured employee or the employee who was operating the piece of the equipment is blamed and the witch hunt begins.

I often see incident investigations where the findings have statements such as, the employee should have been more aware, alert or shown more initiative. When I read this, I know immediately that there is a lack in education in thorough and effective incident investigation.

Unfortunately, this results in a blame culture, which in turn then reduces incidents being reported unless its highly visible, too many witness’s, there is blood or it just hurts too much for the worker to continue their duties.

When a blame culture emerges, minor injuries or incidents stop being reported and we miss out on the free lessons and the opportunity to rectify a safety issue before it becomes serious and we end up serious injuries to our employees and costly worker’s compensation claims.

Those who conduct incident investigations are generally not lazy people or looking to blame anyone. In most cases it’s just the process they have been taught or have always done it that way and don’t know any better.

How do you fix this you ask?

Firstly, check your incident investigation procedures, forms and checklists, do they exist are they current, and are they being used.

Secondly check what if any training those conducting incident investigations in your organisation have received.

Thirdly, review some of your recent incident investigations and see if there are any blame statements towards the injured employee or the one operating the equipment.

Fourthly, investigate your incident statistics do you have repeat incidents of simular nature occurring even though you have put in corrective actions to stop or minimise them?

Use these checks to identify if you have a training gap in your organisation with incident investigation and then find a provider to help them and in turn reduce your cost in poor incident investigation.

The cost of poor incident investigations has a roll on effect in your organisation from culture, to lack of reporting, to serious incidents, and costly worker’s compensation claims and in some cases increased premiums.

 

Face to Face – CIV in Leadership & Management, WHS and Training & Assessment

ARE YOU A LEARNER WHO PREFERS FACE TO FACE INTERACTIONS OF A CLASSROOM?

If that is you then we have your answer, Dowell Solutions is taking bookings for the below listed Certificate IV qualifications to be held in Wagga Wagga, commencing 2016.

Enjoy face to face and blended classes with a great facilitator, other eager learners and a conducive learning environment?

If you have any further questions regarding any of these qualifications please  call 0408 471 570 or email us now!

BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY!

Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training in Griffith October 2016

Course Description: Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training has never been easier with the Bullex system technology.

Both courses delivered  in the one training session. Fire Safety and Extinguisher training is important for all. Fire Warden Training covers the requirements of fire safety and extinguisher use with the additional Fire Warden specific units for elected Fire Wardens in the workplace.

The Fire Safety and Extinguisher course is only 2 hours long, and will finish at the first break in the full warden course.

Course Name: Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training
Venue: TBA 
Dates: 10th October 2016
Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Cost: Fire Safety & Extinguisher Training $105 per person, Fire Warden Training $200 per person.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Please Note:

  • Students will be required to bring their USI, to obtain one Click Here
  • Bookings are essential and can be made by filling out the Enrolment Form and emailing it directly to Dowell Solutions or call 0408 471 570.
  • Course fee must be received prior to the course commencing. Invoices will be sent out once enrolment forms are received.
  • Full course details can be found here.

Can’t attend this date? drop us an email and we will advise you of the next Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training course.

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Course in Wagga Wagga – September 2016

HSR Course RiverinaCourse Description: Although this course is designed for HSR’s, it is highly beneficial for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of safety legislation, their responsibilities, risk assessment and much more. The course covers Legislation applicable to WHS in the workplace, PCBU, worker and third party responsibilities in relation to WHS in the workplace, worker’s compensation and rehabilitation, accident investigation process, workplace risks and hazards, workplace inspections, cessation of unsafe work and PINs. With a combination or class theory, group discussions, group activities and hands on activities outside the classroom it gives participants the knowledge and skills to support workplace safety.

Audience: Health and Safety Representatives, Managers and Supervisors, Business owners or anyone who has an interest to gain skills and knowledge in Health and Safety and the current legislation.

Course Name: Health and Safety Representative (HSR) NSW Jurisdiction
Dates: 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th September 2016 (5 Days).
Time: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Cost: $670 per person

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided, however individuals are responsible for their own lunch.

Please Note:

  • Evidence of Identity is required for participants, with 100 points of identity required on the commencement of the course. Click here for details.
  • Students will be required to bring their USI, to obtain one Click Here
  • Bookings are essential and can be made by filling out the Enrolment Form and emailing it directly to Dowell Solutions or call 0408 471 570.
  • Course fee must be received prior to the course commencing. Invoices will be sent out once enrolment forms are received.
  • For full details of the course click here HSR 5 Day Course Brochure.

Book now by calling 0408 471 570 or email to claim your seat!

Can’t attend this date? drop us an email and we will advise you of our next Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Course.

Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training in Wagga 12th August 2016

Course Description: Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training has never been easier with the Bullex system technology.

Both courses delivered  in the one training session. Fire Safety and Extinguisher training is important for all. Fire Warden Training covers the requirements of fire safety and extinguisher use with the additional Fire Warden specific units for elected Fire Wardens in the workplace.

The Fire Safety and Extinguisher course is only 2 hours long, and will finish at the first break in the full warden course.

Course Name: Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training
Venue: Riverina Community College, 96 Murray St, Wagga
Dates: 12th August 2016
Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Cost: Fire Safety & Extinguisher Training $105 per person, Fire Warden Training $200 per person.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Please Note:

  • Students will be required to bring their USI, to obtain one Click Here
  • Bookings are essential and can be made by filling out the Enrolment Form and emailing it directly to Dowell Solutions or call 0408 471 570.
  • Course fee must be received prior to the course commencing. Invoices will be sent out once enrolment forms are received.
  • Full course details can be found here.

Can’t attend this date? drop us an email and we will advise you of the next Fire Safety and Extinguisher & Fire Warden Training course.

 

Confront your Medic Students with Realistic Casualties

Applying first aid to someone in a  comfortable training setting is one thing, applying it to someone who actually has blood oozing or bones sticking out of them of them is another. Chris Laursen from Tactical Emergency And Medical Simulations Training (TEAMST) has introduced the art of moulage to casualty simulation for the realistic portrayal of injuries and sickness such as burns, shock, lacerations, bruises, broken bones and gun shot wounds. Moulage creates special effects like those used in movies but in this case they are used for the purposes of training. The effects are created through the use of make up and professional stage products including mock mint-flavoured blood that doesn’t stain clothing.

I was lucky enough to attend one of Chris’ workshops earlier this year and found myself reaching for a bucket as his creations are so life like, don’t believe me? Then check out his gallery here, but be warned it’s not for the faint hearted.

You can enrol in a course with TEAMST and learn the art of moulage or have Chris and his team come to you and set the scene for your training simulation. This type of training certainly brings a sense of realism and is often used by the military, hospitals and emergency services.

Find out more about TEAMST here and see how they can help improve your training scenarios.