Think Safety & Win

August 18, 2020 | Other


Innovation Idea Details

Organization:
The Hamlets at Westsyde

Innovation Idea:
Custom made scratch off tickets given out to team members that are acting in a safe manner.

What workplace hazard does this idea address?
Other

If other, please specify:
ticket,safety,win

How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?
By recognizing team members that we care about their safety will improve morale, increase productivity, lower costs, and most importantly, lead to fewer injuries. When a safe team member is rewarded, they feel recognized for workplace safety. It will also contribute to peer-to-peer mentoring.

Successful safety reward programs are an investment as it contributes to building a culture of safety in addition to improving team engagement by encouraging appropriate behaviours.

How did you implement this idea?
There are two different ways to win prizes.

1. The cards will have 3 different areas to scratch. They chose one area only. Once scratched, the area will reveal points. These points will be used to select a prize from a list of prizes outlined in a catalogue created by The Hamlets at Westsyde. There are different point levels. The higher the points, the better the prize, however it is random. Every scratch card is a winner!

2. The more cards the team members collect, the more chances to win more prizes. (collection is over a 12-month period from the first card received)

What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?
Reducing WorkSafe claims results in improved morale that contributes to reduced stress that in turn improves customer care. Workplace injuries affects not only the injured worker and their colleagues but it also greatly effects the residents we care for.

This program will have a positive impact on many aspects of life at The Hamlet at Westsyde. Reducing workplace injuries will result in improved continuity of care for residents as regular team members will be providing rather than agency staff.

Cost & Resources

What was the initial set up cost?
Minimal

What are the on-going costs?
Minimal

Other staffing resources required:

https://www.safecarebc.ca/index.php?gf-download=2020%2F02%2FScratch-off-card-proposal-Think-Safety-Win.pdf&form-id=10&field-id=14&hash=598e9dc30c7bc1c3e1b600cf1eabbbf84f3f252e3533ed9a5c4d37bfb37dd18a