It is our belief that safety is everyone's responsibility. As an employer you are responsible for making sure employees have a safe workplace by providing proper equipment and time to perform tasks safely and efficiently. You are also responsible for removing unnecessary pressure that can lead to unsafe actions taken by your staff. This can be a huge challenge as people will always attempt to find “shortcuts” which can lead to incidents involving complacency.
As an employee, you must be aware of potential hazards in the workplace and take reasonable action to notify employers if a task or environment is unsafe while also taking precautions to avoid a potential incident. This can be stressful, and is why National Safety Solutions believes in developing products that will make these processes easier and require less thought on the employer and the employee. It is important, when innovating in the safety industry, to keep things simple and easy to use, while collecting applicable data and alerting the end user of potential hazards or missed steps.
For example, the alarm in our Start Right 360 Walk Around system acts as a reminder to vehicle and equipment operators that they are required to perform a walk around prior to operating the vehicle or equipment.
This type of reminder can be classified as a “Gentle” reminder where as our Disabling system acts as a “Forced” reminder by not allowing the equipment to be started before a walk around has been completed. These two types of classification are important when choosing products that will work with your company and safety culture.