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Health & Safety KPI Details

KPI's are a valuable way of monitoring lagging or leading performance. Tracking them is, or should be, an integral part of any Safety Manager worth his or her salt’s role.
While lagging indicators can be used to track incidents that have occurred (past data) and assist in sourcing the root of the problem, leading indicators are more predictive by nature, and will help companies to address and prevent potential issues and incidents from occurring in the first place – arguably a far better goal to strive for!
Like other business units, Health and Safety departments are no exception to tracking key metrics that show performance.
However, while you may not be reporting any accidents, this doesn’t necessarily mean you can rest on your laurels and assume that your safety operations are effective. Past data will not help you to identify potential issues or hazards; and if you’re failing to report near misses, or any ‘band-aid’ or quick-fix solutions that have been implemented, then you may well be missing the bigger picture.
While developing reliable health and safety metrics will largely depend on your goals and what you want to accomplish, effectively measuring health and safety KPI’s will help you on your way to achieving a robust safety culture. We’ve put together a list of some of the essential metrics you should be tracking:


1. Reporting Accidents & Incidents

This first point should be taken as a given – a lagging indicator in its most obvious form. However, it really does provide the health and safety department with a high-level benchmark and is required by law for work-related accidents resulting in a 'reportable' injury, for most UK workplaces under RIDDOR* rules.

Betacove's board reviews this report monthly in order to help bespoke policy to remove highlighted risks leaned from this measure.

What are frequency rates? Both types of rate are intended to enable the risk faced by one group of workers, e.g. in a particular industry, to be compared with those in another group. The two approaches do this in slightly different ways. Published HSE injury rates give the number of people injured over a year in a group of 100,000 employees or workers. The frequency rate is the number of people injured over a year for each million1 hours worked by a group of employees or workers. Which approach is right? If there are big differences in the hours worked by the groups being compared, or if the hours worked change significantly over time then frequency rates are better. If not then incidence rates are easier to calculate and aren’t affected by uncertainties in the estimates of hours worked.

How we I calculate Betacove frequency rates? The formulae to calculate the two types of rate are shown below:

Incident Rate = Injuries per Year / Employed x 100,000 

Frequency Rate = Incident Rate / Hours Worked per Year x 1,000,000 < 0.5

As we know the number of injuries over a year and the hours worked by our workers we can calculate the frequency rate. The Betacove goal is to maintain a FR below the industry 0.5 for both RIDDORS & Over 7 Days. 

2. Reporting Near Misses

Reporting Near Misses. Betacove actively report ‘near-miss’ incidents. Effectively reporting near misses and reviewing the mitigating strategies that ensue means that Betacove can go a long way to preventing potential disasters.

Tracking near misses involves employee participation. Betacove's job management process and site reporting makes sure that  the right reporting channels are in place to give near miss incidents the same level of priority as actual incidents and actively encourage employees to feed back without fear of punitive action.

3, Safety Audits and Inspections. 

Safety Audits and Inspections, Betacove keeps track of the number of audits and inspections that being undertaken across the business on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis? The routine auditing of work processes is an essential part of due diligence ahead of starting a job. Keep count of completed audits and inspections and note who they are completed by to help you keep track of changes in standards – either up or down from Our baseline.

Health & Safety Audit & Inspection KPI = Inspections Completed on Time 100% and this Independent inspection carried out by our H&S consultants is a rated as a pass with all last recommendations completed.

4, Corrective Actions

Corrective Actions. While fixing Issues is clearly advisable, it’s not enough to simply fix them and not report them. Identifying, fixing and tracking problems helps us to identify patterns arising within the workplace from similar incidents, as well as assist in fixing similar issues more efficiently. This also serve to hold employees and contractors accountable for the part their actions played in a given situation.

keeping you compliant and demonstrates a proactive approach to company-wide health and safety efforts.

KPI Corrective Actions = Independent Health & Safety Audit & Inspection confirm that no Corrective Action remain overdue CA’s 100% 

​5, Employee Training

Employee Training. Getting it right! The relevant health and safety training for all staff, at all levels, within Betacove, is paramount and we have established good practice. Making sure that employees are aware of all Betacove's procedures and policies is has been essential for creating a safety culture and Betacove continues  increasing engagement through The Betacove Passport Training Scheme. The Scheme keeps track of all  employee training records and is vital to in keeping Betacove compliant and it demonstrates our proactive approach to company-wide health and safety efforts. For Betacove, it’s essential that training certificates don’t expire, and therefore, this key metric cannot be overlooked! it is therefore one of our Key Performance Measures. 

Health & Safety Training KPI = Percentage of Trained and Compliant XX% is greater than 98%

​6, Let’s not forget the ‘H’

Let’s not forget the ‘H’ More and more we are seeing the re-introduction of the ‘Health’ element of health and safety programmes. Employee well-being, while seemingly a new 'buzzword', is a hugely important area for the Betacove health and safety strategy.

But which metrics should we track?
Betacove decided to use the absence rates and any changes therein. We Calculate days lost due to ill-health and determine the amount paid in sick leave and temporary staffing. Presenteeism (or the lost productivity occurring from an employee working when ill and performing below standard) should also be measured – although this has proved far trickier to work through. Betacove realises that depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. will adversely effects our services and we are working hard to build a supportive environment.


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