Amey rolls out hazard perception app to standardise safety testing

07 March 2022
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Amey Consulting has created an innovative web-based app that standardises Amey’s approach to hazard perception testing and digitizes the process in a new and much more efficient way.

Regular testing is needed to make sure supervisors are aware of the health and safety risks they could face on site. To improve current processes, Amey Consulting designed an end-to-end hazard perception testing system that allows line managers to review how their team members score when assessing hazards in a photograph. The app provides:

  • A standardised method for administering Hazard Perception tests
  • A simpler way for tests to be shared with, and carried out by employees
  • A randomness in which photographs are chosen for the tests
  • Standardised reporting of the Hazard Perception results

The app enables remote testing, which means supervisors can access the test at a time and in a place that suits them. Since supervisors spend so much of their time onsite, accessing an app – rather than being pulled into an office (which may be many miles from site) to complete a paper-based assessment – means that they avoid many hours added onto an already full shift.

Shane McEntee, Senior Health Safety & Sustainability Manager, Amey, commented: “This new Hazard Perception tool gives us a deeper understanding of the competence of our personnel and supply-chain colleagues. It helps us digitise our paperwork, and as it’s a remote system; it allows our staff to complete these assessments safely, and on their own mobile devices. This is another positive step forward in our Health and Safety journey to achieving Zero accidents”.

Amey teams supports clients to deliver major infrastructure investment projects to upgrade the network, as well as day-to-day operations to keep the lines running. Health and Safety is at the core of this business – keeping people and customers safe.

The work has given Amey Consulting an opportunity to significantly contribute to Amey's Zero Lost Time Injury initiative and move them forward in their Health and Safety strategy.

The finished system has received good feedback during testing and is in the process of being rolled out to registered users in the rail team at Amey.

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