Fatal & Severe Risk Program

​​Fatal & Severe Risk​s and Life Saving Behaviours

The ARTC Fatal & Severe Risk Program, with accompanying life saving behaviours, is a fundamental element of ARTC’s No Harm value as it clearly highlights how workers can take active controls to keep themselves and their colleagues safe.

The 10 fatal and severe risks have been developed from the analysis of incident and industry data and draw attention to the highest risk tasks that contribute to incidents and personal injury.

Importantly, they reinforce the life saving behaviours (controls) that are in place to keep everyone safe at work.

In our world, safety is everything. We care about people, environment and communities. It doesn’t matter how big or small, doing things safely means doing things right.

Our objective is that no one is harmed at work or on our network.

The ARTC Fatal & Severe Risk Program will be rolled out over a ten month period, commencing in August 2017.

There are a number of documents and materials that are used to promote and inform the fatal & severe risks, the corresponding life saving behaviour, and effective controls available to workers.

These include:

  • Posters – a series of ten posters to use in places such as offices and PC’s to prompt workers and remind them of the fatal and severe risks, as well as the life saving behaviours.
  • Life Saving Rule Poster – a single poster outlining all life saving behaviours, alerting and prompting workers specifically focusing on life saving behaviours to control or prevent the risk eventuating.
  • Life Saving Rule Pocket Cards – a smaller version of the poster which can be inserted into the plastic sleeve of the ‘Stop & Think’ books for ARTC workers, and can also complement the ‘One Team’ approach and safe work interaction books used with contractors working for both the Hunter Valley and Interstate.
  • Fatal Risk Booklet – an A5 booklet that will be provided to staff and contractors forming part of inductions, tender packs, glove box or door pocket for ARTC vehicles, as well as onsite briefings.


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