Hazard Perception: Pause. Think.
Hazard Perception is being aware of what is happening around you in terms of where you are, where you are supposed to be, and whether anyone or anything around you is a threat to your health and safety. It’s something we all consider is common sense. But it’s often overlooked. Even the most experienced people can lack Hazard Perception, especially when carrying out routine tasks.
Everyone’s Hazard Perception is individual and potentially different. We use our situational awareness to make decisions and instruct others. It’s our own perception or reading of the situation. This means that often what we think is happening may not accurately reflect reality. How we read a situation can be influenced by many things such as the type of information we have been given, our own experience and distractions in the workplace. So it’s vital every single one of us takes the time to assess a situation to spot any potential hazards and dangers.
Our campaign materials focus solely on taking the time to pause and think before undertaking a task. They consist of a framework aimed at providing teams with the opportunity for meaningful task-related discussions with peers and colleagues that might otherwise be missed. They has been designed to make communicating the importance of Hazard Perception to our workforce in a way that’s engaging and above all, effective.
To improve our Hazard Perception behaviours, we have created a simple and engaging toolkit, which can be downloaded below.
The Hazard Perception Toolkit includes:
- Onshore and offshore PowerPoint presentations
- Office, onshore and offshore A4 posters for display
Should you have any queries or would like to provide feedback on our most recent HSEQ campaign, please email: REACHBeyondZero@stork.com.