Safety at work: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Safety is being protected from hurt or other non-desirable outcomes that may tend to overrule a situation and cause damages of different kinds.

Safety at work: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Writes a fire safety plan showing the escape routes and posts the plan for all employees to see
  • Creates a company's handbook with a list of rules and steps that must take place in order to ensure safety in the workplace
  • Puts someone in charge of safety in the company and works on a plan to make sure that safety plans are adhered to
  • Lets every employee know on a regular basis that safety is a major concern in one's business
  • Inspects the facility regularly to make sure that employees are following safety policies at work
  • Always has the right tools in place to make sure that the employees do not have to improvise
  • Schedules regular training for all scenarios that appear as a risk for accidents in the workplace
  • Invests in first aid training and kits in order to help prevent injuries incurred during an accident from getting out of control
  • Creates an incident report after a workplace accident, investigates who was involved, and how the accident might have been prevented
  • Makes sure that the workplace entrances and exits are easily accessible and fully operational

Safety at work: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Makes sure that flammable trash such as oils, paper, and dry wood is disposed daily
  • Asks other employees for suggestions and ideas about improving safety in the workplace
  • Checks areas of concern in the facility to ensure that precautions have been met
  • Clearly marks a potential safety concern by placing an appropriate visible sign in a place where the potential hazard could occur
  • Requires all employees to wear protective gear necessary to do their jobs safely in order to prevent exposure to hazardous materials
  • Requires employees to read material safety data sheets for chemicals in order to know how to handle specific chemicals
  • Regularly checks all tools and equipment in order to make sure that they are well maintained and safe to use
  • Goes beyond the regulations; addresses all safety hazards, whether they are covered by laws or not
  • Keeps employees informed about injury and illness statistics, safety inspections, and other safety-related issues
  • Recognizes employees who work hard to keep the workplace safe and disciplines those who behave in ways that could harm others

Safety at work: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Is afraid to report any suspicious or unusual behavior, with an employee, that could become a safety hazard
  • Does not educate other employees on the importance of wearing protective gear when working around dangerous machinery or working with deadly chemicals
  • Does not create time to inspect the facility for areas that need repair or improvement
  • Does not provide employees with all the information required to operate a dangerous machinery
  • Deliberately neglects the set safety procedures thus endangers one's life, that of employees as well as the company as a whole
  • Is never prepared; does not conduct regular alarming activities such as drills that help employees familiarize themselves with the company's escape routes
  • Shows the unwillingness to introduce training programs that help employees achieve fewer injuries and increase safety in the workplace
  • Does not post safety signs thus employees keep on forgetting about the everyday risks inherent in their jobs
  • Does not provide the employees with tools and resources they need to stay safe in the workplace
  • Does not seek employees input on how to maintain a higher level of safety awareness in the company

Safety at work: Self Evaluation Questions

  • What are some of the things you have done to improve your safety, that of other employees as well as that of the company?
  • How often do you organize safety training programs for your employees? How has this helped the employees and the company at large?
  • Describe a time when an accident happened at work. What caused the accident? What did you do to help those who were involved?
  • How do you set your company's safety rules? How do you make sure that every employee follows these rules?
  • Give an example of a time when an employee caused an accident due to neglecting safety procedures. How did you deal with him/her?
  • How would you deal with an employee who does not use the protective equipment?
  • Can you give an example of a time when you had to stop an important process due to the danger of imminent accidents?
  • Is there a time when you have had to deal with an employee who repeatedly ignored the company's safety instructions? What did you do?
  • Can you describe a time when you missed an incident of serious negligence? What happened?
  • If you were chosen to conduct a company's safety audit, how would you go about it?

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