What is SafeStart?
SafeStart addresses unintentional human error and critical safety habits, thereby reducing risk and the probability of injury. The most successful advanced safety awareness programme worldwide, SafeStart has been implemented in more than 60 countries and been found to reduce injuries by 30-70% within a short time frame. SafeStart does not seek to replace other safety programmes or processes used in the (over 3,000) companies that have embraced the programme; rather it has dramatically accelerated and enhanced ongoing efforts to reduce incidents in tandem with those approaches.
How SafeStart Works
Avoiding the unintentional mistakes that can produce injuries is about maintaining an alert attitude and ensuring that any hazards are kept both in sight and in mind, in real time, particularly when the risk is greatest. Unlike other approaches to safety, it is not about policy or procedures, or indeed specific hazards.
Why is this? Well, knowing about a hazard is not much use to an individual distracted at the very moment attention needs to be paid. SafeStart develops an understanding of how an injury-causing error can come about as well as a practical approach that obviates such errors before they can cause harm.