The implementation of OSPAT safety systems aims to prevent injuries, save lives and reduce damage to expensive plant and equipment by identifying decrements in personal performance that might impact on safety, before exposure to workplace risks.

For maximum effectiveness, OSPAT assessments require clear directions and commitment by managers and safety supervisors, and should form part of agreed comprehensive safety practices and employee assistance programs.

OSPAT provides a high level of probability of detecting impaired performance in employees. Once identified, it is the role of a supervisor with the appropriate duty of care to then implement agreed human resource practices designed to minimise the risk of accidents.

Let’s make each and every work place injury a thing of the past.