The Sydney Harbour Bridge has a number of lanes in each direction. The lanes adjacent to the oncoming traffic change direction depending on the time of the day and the peak traffic flow, as indicated by a green arrow or a red cross.

Which lane do you think has the highest number of accidents?

  1. The lane furthest from the on-coming traffic.
  2. The middle lane.
  3. The lanes adjacent to on-coming traffic, that change direction throughout the day.

Given the fact that the highest volume of cars travel through the middle lane, does this change your decision? The addition of quality information is powerful in guiding correct decisions.

We often make assumptions about possible risk. When it comes to reducing workplace injury risk, there is often a lack of objective information behind many of the decisions that are made. For example, employers often provide manual handling training with a primary focus on the manual handling techniques, but completely neglect the other major factors that we know can cause manual handling injuries (such as fatigue, stress, engagement, job satisfaction etc.). This neglect is due to the lack of quality information available to contribute to the decision making process.

At Preventure, before we create an injury or absence prevention program we complete a comprehensive Diagnostic Report using wearable technology to identify physical injury risks, questionnaires to identify psycho-social risks and advanced data analytics. This information is then used to create an injury and absence prevention program that targets the primary risks, avoids assumptions and delivers results.