Indicators and targets

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

Achieving improvements in health and safety requires the monitoring and trending of performance. Targets can be set against the key performance indicators (KPIs) chosen, so that throughout the organisation a clear collective goal can be recognised which reflects the organisation’s commitment to safety improvements.

KPIs can either be “reactive” (i.e. measuring past performance) or “proactive or leading” (measuring progress being made to make future improvements).