NEAR MISS HAZARD T CARD SYSTEM STREAMLINES PROCESS
04 August 2016
Providing information and communicating with staff and colleagues in the workplace is essential, particularly when hazards, incidents or near-misses occur which may impact on others. An effective, low-cost solution to ‘getting the message across’ is the Near Miss / Incident Reporting System available from T Cards Direct which is an easy way to manage and document health and safety issues.
When sited at the entrance to the work area, a risk/hazard is noted on a card and then placed in the board alerting everyone who enters that area. Once attended too the card is moved from the ‘Issue Raised’ section to the ‘In Progress’ section, then turned around to green when safe.
The T Board, consequentially informs people of the status of issues in the area, if they are being attended to and if they have been rectified. It is the most simple, clear and precise way to communicate issues that can have a direct bearing on the wellbeing of fellow colleagues.
Compliance and accountability is clearly important in the work place and this system provides a record and history with traceability from the time the incident occurred. The standard T Card board is available supplied fully assembled, complete with headings and 200 Incident T Cards. There is also the option to have the system made to a bespoke format.
A good example of where the T Cards Near Miss Incident Reporting System has been appreciated is at the Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods with 22 manufacturing sites in the UK. David Brady, Health and Safety Manager comments, “Safety is of paramount importance at our site and identifying and communicating potential hazards to all staff is a crucial part of our health and safety practices”. David continued, “The T Cards Incident Reporting System has proven to be an effective and very visible way of informing our staff of the situation and status of incidents whilst warning them of potential hazards”.