Here at Enform we have one primary goal – zero incidents.

We know that’s your goal, too, and safety alerts are one of the many tools we provide to help you get there. Every time someone is injured on the job there is a lesson to be learned about safety; every time there’s a near miss, or a safeguard fails, there is a take-away that could be shared to help make our industry safer. Safety alerts provide a mechanism for us to communicate that shared learning across industry, and last year over 3,500 people received them.

Here are five quick facts about safety alerts:

1. What is a safety alert?

Safety alerts are brief reports on incidents, providing information under the three following headings:

  • Description of the incident and what caused it
  • Contributing factors
  • Corrective/preventative actions

In other words: what happened, why it happened, and how to ensure it never happens again.

2. Safety alerts are confidential and without judgement

Safety alerts do not identify the company or the individuals involved. An alert will not assign blame or judgement, but will simply help us to build awareness about safety issues that other companies might not have considered.

3. What kinds of incidents can you report?

Almost any incident provides a lesson – not just the major ones. We want to hear about anything from near misses or property damage, to injuries or fatalities. That way we can create awareness about potential risks, and corrective actions.

Some examples of recent reports include wildlife attacks, a rig tank flash fire and a fall in a meeting room.

4. How to submit an alert

Submitting an alert is simple. Just complete the safety alert submission form on our website. We will review the information provided, follow up for further information if required, and write the alert according to our standard template. It will be sent to you for final approval before posting to the website.

5. Why safety alerts matter

a) When you submit: it takes a few minutes to submit a safety alert, but it’s your chance to draw others’ attention to potential safety issues or concerns. By sharing information we make our industry safer, and protect everyone who works in it.

b) When you subscribe: by subscribing to receive safety alerts you are taking one more step toward keeping your workplace, and your people, safer. The lessons learned can be a valuable safety tool, and could even become the topic for a safety training meeting.

“We are stronger when we work together”

Make safety alerts part of your safety culture

The safest organizations are those with a good safety culture. And we know from previous blog posts, that to have a good safety culture, it needs to be an integral part of every aspect of your operations. Safety alerts are one more tool that your organizational leaders can use to instill the safety message into every single employee.