- Guidance on developing...
Guidance on developing safety performance indicators related to chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response - for public authorities and communities/public
This Guidance on Developing Safety Performance Indicators (Guidance on SPI) was prepared to assist organisations that wish to implement and/or review Safety Performance Indicator Programmes. Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) provide important tools for any party with responsibilities related to chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response. Specifically, SPIs allow organisations to check whether actions they have taken to address risks (e.g., implementation of policies, programmes, procedures and practices) continue to achieve their desired outcomes.
The three chapters in this Guidance are designed to help public authorities (including emergency response personnel) and organisations representing communities/public (in particular communities in the vicinity of hazardous installations) to better understand safety performance indicators, and how to implement SPI Programmes to measure performance. Specifically:
- Chapter 1 provides important background information on the Guidance and on SPIs more generally including (i) a description of the target audience for this Guidance, (ii) definitions of SPIs and related terms and (iii) insights on the reasons for implementing an SPI Programme.
- Chapter 2 sets out a seven-step process for implementing an SPI Programme, along with three examples of how different types of organisations might approach the establishment of such a Programme. These seven steps build on the experience from the UK to develop a practical approach for applying performance indicators.
- Chapter 3 provides additional support for the development of an SPI Programme by setting out a menu of possible elements (targets, outcome indicators and activities indicators). This menu is extensive in light of the different types of potentially interested organisations, recognising that each organisation will likely choose only a limited number of the elements carefully chosen to monitor its key areas of concern. Furthermore, it is understood that an organisation may decide to implement an SPI Programme in steps, focusing first on only a few priority areas, and then expanding and amending its Programme as experience is gained.