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					      A Guide to
Visible Felt Leadership
    Who is required to apply
    Visible Felt Leadership?
• EXCO members who have sub-ordinate
  employees in the production sections

• Section Leaders

• Section Engineers

• Team Leaders

• Shift Supervisors

• Foremen
        Why do I have to apply
       Visible Felt Leadership?
• To observe employee’s behaviours at work, to show
  employees that you care for their safety, to identify
  behaviours, which could lead to loss or injury (assess
  risks) & also encourage desired production outcomes
  risks
• To analyse the workplace conditions and the
  employee’s interaction with it, whilst making
  observations (analyse risks)
                          risks
• To communicate your concerns for at-risk behaviours,
  to praise safe behaviours, apply coaching techniques
  and to record your findings (record risks)
                                        risks
• To help in removing barriers, which prevent
  employees from working safely/make resources
  available/close the loop (respond to risks)
                                          risks
                When do I apply
            Visible Felt Leadership?

• Routine Management by Walkabouts (MBWA)

• Scheduled Business Unit Safety Days

• Scheduled Workplace Inspections

• Ad-hoc workplace visits

• When the situation calls for it

• Note: Even informal visits to your area can yield a
        VFL opportunity
     What are the participation targets
      with Visible Felt Leadership?

• Interact with employees on their S.H.E. behaviours and
  related conditions, during workplace inspections/visits
• Apply the key communication & coaching
  techniques identified in the B.B.S. Process
• Encourage employee ownership of
  behaviours/conditions and outcomes in the workplace
• Reinforce critical behaviours, as per team PACT
• Focus on the repetitive at-risk behaviours/conditions
  and identify root causes
• Record your findings on a Visible Felt Leadership slip
• Follow-up/action outstanding issues in weekly Visible
  Felt Leadership reports, to ensure the loop is closed
      What are the benefits of applying
         Visible Felt Leadership?

• It reflects Management’s commitment to the SHE
  programme
• You gain first hand knowledge of the workplace
  behaviours & conditions in your area of responsibility
• Assessing/Analysing/Recording/Responding to risks
  (which is a requirement of the Mine Health & Safety Act)
• Interactive involvement of employees in Problem
  Solving
• It motivates the workforce
• It serves as proof of Management’s over-inspection
•     of his area of responsibility
• Improved labour control & production performances
            Pitfalls with
      Visible Felt Leadership

• Do NOT use Visible Felt Leadership to:
                                     to
  – replace the current maintenance programme
  – record purely security or production related
    issues
  – perform a paper exercise – Remember: If you
    put garbage in you will get garbage out!
  – get even with others (personal vendettas)
                  Example of VFL Observation

                                  This copy to: Behavioural Data Clerk
1 Date                  15-Jun-06               Arnot Colliery                                  No.
2 Time                    10:00                 OBSERVATION REPORT
3 Area                        PLANT       Section      1B Conveyor
                    Procedure         Process                Environmental                Health
4 Based on
                    Equipment         Machinery              Tools                Task      X   Other
At-Risk Behaviour       X At-Risk Condition            Safe Behaviour             Safe Condition
5 Description :        Found an Operator who were cleaning under the conveyor belt,
using a spade, instead of a scraper. He also did not wear his hard hat and the
shoes he was wearing was not effective for the area he was working in.
6 Recommendations/Action taken:           Applied Corrective Coaching.
The Operator left the work area to find a scraper and his hard hat.
I thanked him for his co-operation.
7   Visible Felt Leadership     SBR    Yes        No         DC       Yes         No       CC Yes       X No
8 Is further investigation required    Yes        No   X      9 Target Date:       16 June 06
10 Person to ensure further investigation/remedial action:
                                                                            P Gouws
    Originator      D Coetzee           Supervisor                   Dept. Head           H.O.D.
ARNOT COAL




  VFL PARTICIPATIONS VERSUS
  ACCIDENTS
       TOTAL PARTICIPATIONS FOR MINE


                                                     V FL P ART I C I P AT I ON S T OT AL FO R M I N E


16 0

                                                                                                                                                  144
14 0


12 0                                                                                                117
                                        111                                          111
10 0                       10 3                                      102


 80                                                                                                                                 77
                                                                                                                      76
                                                         65
 60
               56

 40


 20


  0

        J an        Fe b          M ar ch     A pr i l        M ay          J un e         J ul y         A u gu st        Se pt e mber   Oct o ber     N ov embe r   D e cemb er




                                                                           V FL 'S           P A CT S
TOTAL ACCIDENTS FOR MINE


                                     Severity


  5

  4                             2


  3
           3           3
  2              2                          0
                                3
  1                                         2
           1     1     1            1                1  1
  0                                 0                0
      Jan Feb   Mar   Apr     May Jun     Jul      Aug Sep     Oct    Nov   Dec

                            Fatals         LTI's             NLTI's
                        SAFETY LT & LTIFR -
                            YEARLY
                                        Arnot Coal LT and LTIFR

 14                               12
 12               11                                 11

 10                                                               8
  8                                                                               6
  6
  4
          1.005           0.866             0.855
  2                                                        0.53            0.36
  0
            2004            2005              2006        2007(YTD)        2008(T)

                                                          LTIFR       LT

Safety:                                                      Burning Issues:
Zero Fatal Objective for the past 2 years achieved
                                                             •Review all Baseline Risk Assessments
LTI Targets not achieved
2007 (T) – 5 = 2007 (YTD) - 8                                •Get Pivot and Document control in place
2006 (T) – 7 = 2006 (A) – 11                                 •Pre-Certification of OSHAS 18001 to be done
2005 (T) – 5 = 2005 (A) – 12

				
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