WHY CHOOSE VISION ZERO?
Accidents and work-related ill-health are not predetermined or inevitable: they always have causes. A systemic approach to HSE and risk management helps to prevent accidents and work-related ill-health.
The Vision Zero or Zero Accident program offers a transformational approach to building a prevention culture that integrates the three dimensions of safety, health and well-being at all levels of work.
The Vision Zero concept can be adjusted to solving specific problems and ensuring safety at any enterprise and in any industry in all regions of the world.
HOW WAS VISION ZERO CREATED AND WHY IS IT EFFECTIVE?
The program was inspired by a comprehensive study of effective measures and best practices in prevention of accidents and work-related ill-health in more than 1,000 major companies. The Vision Zero program was launched in 2017 based on the extensive research conducted by the International Social Securing Association (ISSA). It gathered support from governments and businesses all over the world.
The Vision Zero program is based on the 7 Golden Rules for leaders. These are not rules that prescribe certain behaviour to employees as it is done in many companies, for example, “Do not work at height without protective equipment,” “Do not switch off safety controls” and so on. The 7 Golden Rules of the Vision Zero program were developed for managers because they have more authority and power to promote safe working conditions and prevent accidents through administrative controls. Leaders lay the foundation for safety in an organization and affect the choices that employees make regarding safe or unsafe behaviour.
In 2020, ISSA and IOSH co-developed Vision Zero training to help employers implement the program in their organizations and promote safety. The training is delivered by IOSH accredited learning providers to ensure high-quality training.
THE 7 GOLDEN RULES OF VISION ZERO
1. Take leadership – demonstrate commitment
2. Identify hazards – control risks
3. Define targets – develop programs
4. Ensure a safe and healthy system – be well-organized
5. Ensure safety and health in machines, equipment and workplaces
6. Improve qualifications – develop competence
7. Invest in people – motivate by participation
WHAT IS THE VISION ZERO TRAINING?
How long is the face-to-face or online training?
8 hours or three 2-hour webinars
Who is this training for?
Managers at all levels, HSE specialists and managers and all those who are responsible for HSE and want to improve HSE.
What will I learn?
The participants will learn about:
the importance and benefits of Vision Zero as a strategy for preventing accidents and work-related ill-health;
the 7 Golden Rules and
the specific actions every participant should take to implement Vision Zero.
PART 1: WHAT IS VISION ZERO?
Transformational approach to prevention of accidents and work-related ill-health;
Process-oriented, not goal-oriented;
Building an organizational culture aimed at maintaining employees’ health, safety and well-being.
PART 2: THE 7 GOLDEN RULES – THEIR PRINCIPLES AND WHAT THEY MEAN IN PRACTICE
Take leadership – demonstrate commitment;
Identify hazards – control risks;
Define targets – develop programs;
Ensure a safe and healthy system – be well-organized;
Ensure safety and health in machines, equipment and workplaces;
Improve qualifications – develop competence;
Invest in people – motivate by participation.
PART 3: BENEFITS OF VISION ZERO
Where is my organization on its way to Vision Zero?
Examples of implementation and best practices in other companies and in the industry;
What are the benefits of Vision Zero for my company?
PART 4: PLANNING A VISION ZERO ROADMAP AND INDIVIDUAL ACTION
Planning a roadmap to implement Vision Zero in my organization;
Developing personal action plans to implement Vision Zero;
Practical implementation tools.
HOW DO WE HELP IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE VISION ZERO PROGRAM?
First, we carry out an initial diagnostic assessment – a comprehensive evaluation of a company’s organizational practices and HSE management processes to see if they comply with the 7 Golden Rules of Vision Zero.
Based on the diagnostic assessment results, we:
Organize training and individual coaching sessions for managers in HSE leadership and commitment and in practical actions they may take immediately to promote safety culture; train the in-house safety trainers.
Implement a risk-oriented approach to managing HSE risks in the workplace.
Establish goals, objectives and a balanced system of leading and lagging indicators to measure the company’s HSE performance.
Assess the effectiveness of the existing HSE management system or the integrated management systems.
Train line managers and supervisors in best HSE practices.
Develop and help implement a system of HSE competences at all organizational levels and assess managers’ and employees’ competences.
Develop motivation programs and train managers how to improve employee motivation for safe behaviour.
The initial diagnostic assessment of compliance with Vision Zero requirements takes about 1-2 months depending on the company’s size and operations; its operational risks; the number and location of its subsidiaries.
The implementation of the Vision Zero program based on the diagnostic assessment results takes from 2-4 weeks to a year.