Active and reactive monitoring
The differences between active and reactive monitoring
Active monitoring methods (health and safety inspections, sampling
and tours) and their usefulness:
• differences between the methods;
• competence and objectivity of people doing them;
• use of checklists;
• allocation of responsibilities and priorities for action
Reactive monitoring measures and their usefulness:
- Data on accidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses, ill-health, complaints by
workforce, and enforcement action and incident investigations
- Why lessons need to be learnt from beneficial and adverse events
The difference between leading and lagging indicators.
Events The difference between leading and lagging indicators.
What is active monitoring
What are the objectives of Active monitoring in any organization?
Active monitoring is a system of monitoring to ensure that H&S standards are correct in the workplace before accidents, incidents are caused.
The main objective of Active monitoring to prevent the accidents.
Active monitoring intension is to identify ( Importance of Active Monitoring) :
- conformance with standards , so that good H&S performance is recognised and (Compliance Follow up )
- non- conformance with standards can be identified, and corrective action is
Identify the Unsafe Act , Unsafe Condition , potentially hazardous conditions, mistakes, H&S violations , H&S deficiencies, H&S breaches etc.)
Active Monitoring Techniques
Active methods monitor the design, development, installation and operation of management
arrangements. These tend to be preventive in nature.
- routine inspections of premises, plant and equipment by staff
- health surveillance to prevent harm to health
- planned function check regimes for key pieces of plant
Methods of active monitoring – ( ways of active monitoring)
- Safety sampling
- Safety Audit
- safety tours
- safety inspection ( Workplace Inspection)
- Health Surveillance
- Climate Survey
- Behavioural Observations
- Safety Conversations
Features of Active monitoring
Systematic Inspections, Audit, Surveys, Samplings , tours etc.
Practice Question Active and reactive monitoring
Q1- What are the features of Active monitoring?
Q2- How to carry out the safety inspection at the workplace?
Q3- What should be considered when planning a H&S inspection program?
Note: information on the specific workplace behaviours or conditions that might be covered in an inspection is not required.
(Hint- objective and type of inspection requirements, Recording methods)
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