Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Consultancy

Identifying Risk to Effectively Minimize Serious Injuries and Fatalities potential

It’s unlikely you will find an organization that doesn’t want to prevent serious injuries or fatalities (SIF) at their work site(s). Many organizations have been focusing on the goal of zero incidents or injuries. In the past it was suggested that by reducing minor injuries, thus focusing on the causes of minor injuries, will reduce or even prevent serious injuries and fatalities. This resulted in safety efforts such as changes to safety management systems, employee training and expenditures on facility maintenance. When looking at the data over the last few years, the incident rate for minor injuries such as first aid cases has reduced, however the SIF incidence rates remain unchanged or in some cases increased. This suggests the original theory of focusing on the causes of minor injuries to prevent the serious ones, may be flawed.

Our SIF consultancy process helps decision makers at an organisation to think differently about how they are reducing and ultimately preventing SIF’s occurring at their work site(s).

Understand Your SIF Exposure

DEKRA will work with leaders within an organization to design their own process of identifying where they may have a SIF potential.

A DEKRA Consultant will facilitate workshops with the aim to:

  • Create metrics which accurately identify where SIF potentials may be using accurate data which identify “weak signals”.
  • Customize aspects of the investigation processes (e.g. decision tree criteria) to help identify correctly SIF potentials.
  • Increase awareness and recognition of high potential exposures by educating leaders and workers on the exposures present at their worksite(s).

The DEKRA’s approach can be split into two phases:

  • Phase 1 includes (but not limited to):
    • Creation of a SIF decision-tree and a database of contributing behaviors specific to your organization.
    • Training to educate people within your organization on SIF exposures and importance of identifying them.
    • Development of an implementation strategy.
  • Phase 2 includes (but is not limited to):
    • Support to implement the strategy defined in phase 1.

Our Experts Help You to Minimise Serious Injuries and Fatalities – DEKRA

Our Approach

We are unrivalled in providing services aimed at optimizing safety and identifying the “weak signals” within an organiszation. We have a wealth of experience in industrial safety and reliability.

Our consultants have research-based know-how and therefore are uniquely equipped to identify your organization’s blind spots when it comes to handling SIF exposure. Our SIF consultancy process is a valuable tool for company leaders responsible for health, safety and operations, and represents an ideal opportunity for organizations to become increasingly aware of where the greatest dangers are within their work site(s).

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