In Skanska safety performance is measured by a combination of lagging and leading indicators with increasing emphasis on monitoring preventative actions and behaviours. Skanska places increasing importance on adopting, measuring and reporting the performance of a range of Safety Leading Indicators.
There is increasing emphasis on the use of leading indicators in all Skanska business units to monitor preventative actions or behaviours Skanska has adopted one global safety indicator, Executive Site Safety Visits with each Skanska Business Unit nominating at least two further Local Leading Indicators against which they measure and report monthly.
Global Leading Indicator
Executive Site Safety Visits (ESSVs)
As part of our focus on introducing and monitoring leading indicators, Executive Site Visits (ESSV) was introduced in 2008. A total of 4,850 ESSVs took place in 2014.
Local Leading Indicators
Many businesses will have additional leading safety indicators to drive local safety performance. Typical local leading indicators used by Skanska business units are:
- Top 380 Supply Chain Senior Managers Orientation
- Weekly Toolbox Talks on all Projects.
- Two days "Safe Leadership training" for line managers and site managers.
Global Safety Stand Downs
It is important to Skanska that we take all opportunities to learn from our experiences, even bad ones. We also believe that those that work us deserve respect. So when we suffer a tragic accident we use the opportunity to pay respects to the deceased, their family and friends and to learn lessons from the incident to prevent recurrence.
A Global Safety Stand Down (GSSD) is held at every workplace across Skanska and includes our contractors and clients, where the accident is discussed and lessons can be learned and respect paid with a minutes silence.