Transnet SOC has contracted IsoMetrix to build a solution for extending and managing the company’s innovative Safety Culture Programme, known as the Golden Safety League, across the enterprise. The programme, launched in 2010, uses a sport league concept to promote health and safety within the company, including the national ports authority, port terminals, freight rail, engineering and pipeline divisions.

Participating sites are ranked according to their performance against a set of measures. In keeping with the sports league analogy, sites are referred to as clubs; and data, which is submitted monthly, is divided into “goals” where clubs earn points based on a predetermined formula, and “red cards” where clubs lose points.

Safety league “goal” measures include rate of attendance at shift meetings and safety symposiums; rate of actual safety training concluded to what was planned; number of planned job observations completed by supervisors; types of safety communication concluded; rates at which PPE is used; number of near misses reported; number of good safety practice slips issued; the frequency of breathalyser testing and the rate of referrals to the Employee Assistance Programme.

The “red card” measures include the number of people caught for alcohol or substance abuse whilst on duty; rate of unplanned leave; number of incidents with cost of damages reported; number of injuries on duty and number of disabling injuries.
The current system used to facilitate the programme is provided on a software rental basis. Transnet wants a robust solution that can run on its own server and has the ability to scale as more users are added. Currently there are 225 users on the system.

In addition to designing the new system, IsoMetrix will migrate all existing data from the old system and make it visible in dashboards powered by QlikView. These dashboards will provide access to performance statistics and status of the in a concise view, with the ability to then drill down into any specific performance area.

“The ease with which our GRC software can be customised to meet specific business needs means that we are able to develop a flexible and scalable solution to automate, drive and report-on Transnet’s Safety Culture Programme. We look forward to working with Transnet on this innovative project,” says Paul Marketos, director of Sales at IsoMetrix, a leading supplier of software for GRC that is recognised for the flexibility and agility of its solutions.