Safety Management Challenges, Solutions & Performance Outcomes
Challenge #3 multiple site safety management system rollout

Roll out multi-site VPP certifications with limited onsite resources and expertise.
Three companies are profiled

Solution Description
Provide a means for the sites to competently benchmark to VPP model; provide a systematic process to develop and deploy a comprehensive SMS with 100% on-demand employee access to standard policies and procedures; foster accountability, leadership and ownership by managing with leading and trailing metrics with performance displayed monthly on corporate dashboards.
Performance Outcome

VPP STAR Certification of all 3 companies in 50% of time originally expected to bring sites up to STAR standards of performance.

Tools Used
  1. Gap Analysis Tool ( VPP Version)  – used for initial gap analysis & final benchmarking
  2. Action Planning – was used by the site safety team sand safety committees to develop a roadmap to their certifications.  Yearly plans were created that planned and tracked required compliance activities in addition to the safety management systems and culture improvements.
  3. Safety Management Portal ( VPP Master Control Plan) – used to guide SMS development & provides a centralized web portal to all safety & VPP policies and procedures for all employees access 
  4. Virtual Assistant -  was used to identify reoccurring yearly, quarterly and monthly safety tasks for  both compliance and system activities.  Reminders and update requests were automated, thus systemetizing daily safety management.
  5. Key Performance Indicators – both leading and trailing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) were used to manage to and display key leadership activities and overall site