Dr Stephen Fletcher, Director and Occupational Psychologist at the OPC shared some work and initiatives with track workers and track maintenance organisations focused on developing safer working behaviours and improvements to safety culture.
Following on from a recent report published about a track worker fatality, the article explores what makes a safe and effective track worker. It provides insight into which Non-Technical Skills (NTS) and competencies are essential to on-the-job safe performance and some relevant assessment tools to support in the recruitment and development of track workers.
The article also explores some case studies and learnings from Post Incident Assessments (PIA) undertaken by OPC psychologists with track workers who have been involved in safety incidents, as well as other team and organisational safety culture initiatives delivered by the OPC alongside clients to help deliver safety performance improvements in this area of concern.
If you'd like to read the full article click here, and hear more about the work and assessment tools to help recruit and develop safer working behaviours.
If you think the OPC can assist you in developing a talent acquisition process to help identify and recruit safer track workers or help with cultural safety change, then contact us.