Safety Flash Cards
November 24, 2022 | Other
Innovation Idea Details
Create customized and color-coded flash cards to streamline the education process for safety procedures in the home! Noticed the inefficient outcomes that we’ve had for each of our fire drills and discovered the main reason for this was that the staff did not know what to do. Staff are often so busy with their existing workload that it can be tiresome and unappealing to use their spare time to refresh or educate themselves on their contribution when it comes to safety procedures.
The flash cards will be color-coded to each role (care aides, nurses, maintenance, housekeepers, etc.) to avoid confusion. Each card will outline key moments and tasks specific to each role and will use short, concise language for quick and efficient learning.
What workplace hazard does this idea address?
If other, please specify:
How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?
The safety flash cards can be tailor-made for specific emergencies such as (but not limited to):
-Residents on the floor
It will improve workplace safety simply because staff will become more knowledgeable in their duties in specific moments of crisis. The reduction in reaction time intervals will optimize staff actions to create a safer environment not only for the residents, but the staff as a collective as well.
How did you implement this idea?
What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?
The hope is that the safety flash cards will have an impact on the willingness for staff to gain more knowledge and become more familiar with their role-specific duties and in turn, the staff will act and react with confidence in times of crisis and emergency.
Cost & Resources
What was the initial set up cost?
Cost to print the colour coded tags
What are the on-going costs?
Cost of printing and issuing new/replacement tags
Other staffing resources required:
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