Step 3: Check

 

This step involves finding out if the processes and practices that were implemented are meeting their intended outcomes (i.e., analyzing relevant information to determine if the controls you've put in place are reducing the risks).

 

There are four main components at the Check stage:

 

1. Conduct regular reviews

Like vehicles used for work, your safety system requires regular check-ups to make sure its components are functioning as they should. Regular reviews provide opportunities to gather and analyze results, evaluate outcomes, and adjust the plan as needed.

 

2. Check implementation

During the review process, before drawing any conclusions about the effectiveness of the road safety plan or specific measures in it, check to see that the plan and its identified controls were in fact implemented as designed.

 

3. Analyze and evaluate outcomes

It is important to understand whether or not the road safety plan is working. By analyzing and comparing metrics, you can demonstrate to management as well as individual employees how the outcomes compare to the targets.

 

4. Investigate incidents and near misses

When a work-related crash occurs, a thorough investigation is your best opportunity to discover the factors that contributed to the incident and understand the underlying causes. Near misses provide similar learning opportunities.


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