What Is Loss

When people talk about loss they invariably think safety but safety is only one activity in an organization where loss can occur due to non-compliant behavior


For Example; At a meeting if non-compliant behaviour is allowed peoples work focus will be distracted creating incidents of loss. The value of this loss can easily be calculated

After the meeting the attendees will recount the loss incidents to other colleagues, stopping their work focus thus creating further loss and potentially even more loss as per the examples below; the Ripple of Loss   

The most effective way to eliminate loss is to stop the non-compliant behaviours at source and in the meeting example above, stopping all non-compliant behaviors when they occur will prevent the loss and the ripple of loss effect

People often do not understand that their non-compliant behaviours cause loss and that it is a contractual obligation that they must always behave in compliance to values, lead by example and walk the behavioural compliance talk

Non-compliant behaviours must not be tolerated and corrective actions if required, is implemented immediatly to prevent the ripple of loss

The approach to eliminating loss is to ensure that behaviours compliant to the behavioural values are the norm, which is the only way to eliminate or mitigate loss.


Examples of Loss:

*   Behaviours that distracts people's focus
*    Cost over runs
*    Schedule delays
*    Production delays
*    No zero-based budgeting
*    No review of actual versus budget
*    Poor planning
*    Late payments
*    Safety incident
*    Recruitment, high staff turnover
*    Staff removal rightsizing
*    Personnel over load, excess overtime required
*    Unclear instructions leading to delays
*    Decision-making process, slow, non-inclusive
*    Approvals process
*    Auditing process without corrective education
*    Database management to give accurate information
*    Management systems
*    Late delivery to schedule
*    Procuring the wrong materials
*    Expediting delays
*    Inadequate skills and training 
*    Late booking of flights
*    Taking positions through uncontrolled egos
*    Not talking in a the language that people understand
*    Not ensuring that the message is clearly understood