PABIAC 2012-2014 Strategy
The PABIAC committee has consulted with the 3 industry sectors it represents and following feedback have agreed 5 high level strategic objectives. All strategic objectives contribute to achieving the HSE //Be Part of the Solution strategy.
The aim is to achieve the strategic objectives in a 3 year time span between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2014.
The 3 PABIAC Industry Sector Committees (ISCs) have produced action plans to translate what the high level strategic objectives mean for them and how they will achieve them during the strategy timescales.
The five high level strategic objectives are as follows:
Objective 1: Near miss reporting
By 31 December 2014 all employers will have in place a system for the management of near misses. The management system will incorporate the following elements:
- A system for reporting and recording near misses
- A system for investigating and acting upon the immediate and longer term causes of near misses
- A system for involving all employees in the management of near misses
- A system for auditing and reviewing near misses to identify patterns/trends
The definition of a near miss is:
An unplanned event or situation that could have resulted in injury, illness, damage or loss but did not do so due to chance, corrective action and/or timely intervention.
Objective 2: Accident reduction
This is a 2 part objective:
- Each PABIAC Industry Delivery Committee (IDC) will establish a year on year target to reduce both the number of high frequency and serious outcome sector specific accidents using the sector action plans to identify the steps to achieve the target.
- By 31 December 2014 the industry’s overall reported non-fatal injury rate according to CPI will be reduced to 625 per 100,000 employees or better. This rate is based on a starting injury rate of 859 per 100,000 workers according to CPI data as of 30th June 2011. This reduction equates to a year on year reduction of at least 10 %.
Objective 3: Occupational health
By 31 December 2014 all employers will have built upon work started with the previous PABIAC strategy in relation to occupational health management. Target areas for continuous development are:
- To identify health issues relevant to their individual business circumstances
- To implement a programme to reduce their biggest cause of work related ill health
- To develop closer links with occupational health providers to involve them in the risk assessment process
- To involve employees in the management of occupational health
- To specify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for occupational health
- Establish procedures for monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of your OH management system
Objective 4: Working together with strong and active leadership
By 31 December 2014 all employers at a site level will have:
- A nominated Director/senior member of staff for health and safety
- Signed the PABIAC pledge and established a health and safety improvement action plan and made progress against it
- In place health and safety committee arrangements which properly and fully reflect the key managerial post holders, nominated employee representatives and the range of workplace activities undertaken.
- Communication channels between all levels of the organisation
- In place a mechanism for involving employees in the risk assessment process and monitoring, reporting and reviewing performance
Objective 5: Competence
By 31 December 2014 all employers will have identified the necessary skills and experience for tasks in their organisation and then carried out a skills gap analysis of those tasks. They will have identified training needs and developed an action plan for implementation. They will have in place arrangements to check and monitor task performance, reassess competence in key areas and provide appropriate refresher training.
Training includes on the job training, formal qualifications, specific training