Reset… Refocus… Act… Managing Personal Safety After a Holiday & Getting Back To Work

Vision Tactical – 

Holiday time is almost over and majority of South Africans are already going back to work.

Are you 100% focused on what you are about to do? Was it a relaxing Holiday or one filled with stress? Whichever one, it’s not always easy to get it out of our minds.

Work can have its own issues.  How often do we get frustrated when priorities change or when equipment is not operating as we expect it to?

As a result, your mind may not be 100% on the job.  We may feel fatigued if a personal issue is keeping us awake at night.

You may be thinking about how a job should be going instead of thinking in the present about what’s in front of you.

You know the rules. You know the procedures. You have the skills and knowledge to work safely.  You know what the correct tools are for a job.  But, let’s face it; there are times when your head just is not in the game.  And losing focus is not a good thing.

But we all need to know when this is happening and then Reset, Refocus, and Act.

That’s what “4 Seconds to Safety” is all about.  It’s recognizing that you can lose our focus, acknowledging it when it happens, and then doing something about it.

When you catch yourselves with your head not in the game, you need to stop and take 4 Seconds to Safety.

In those 4 seconds clear your head, refocus, check your surroundings, and review the job.

Ask yourselves the following questions…

Am I putting myself or others at risk?

Am I prepared to continue to work safely?

Am I focused on what needs to get done?

Am I ready to act to do it safely?

Only proceed after you know with certainty that the job will get done safely.

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