The continued focus on LTI’s or the Madness of Measuring Nothing.

Locstatt Measurement of Goals & Direct HSE Performance

As a seasoned industry HSE professional, I find it very interesting to note now in 2021, after many discussions with Senior Company Executives, just how hard it is for them to truly understand HSE performance measurement, and the confusion is most often around the industry-accepted LTI measurement or standard.

Getting straight to it, the issue is most often found right here: Experienced HSE professionals and informed management or those that have taken the time to try and understand the issue here are hard to come by…

Instead, typically as non-HSE personnel such as engineers, production specialists, or project personnel advance in their careers they are constantly being bombarded with the LTI frequency rate as an HSE measurement, which relates to the success of their project. For example, if the company LTI current frequency rate is <1.8 and their specific project comes in at say 2.5, they are automatically judged or deemed as below par.

This is just sheer madness! I and many others in the industry are constantly challenged by the logic of this performance measurement, especially when attempting to introduce advanced safety management systems and the culture of openness or no blame. 

At Locstatt we have understood the realistic challenges or unintended consequences of the industry focusing on LTI’s as the benchmark measurement. As a result, we built a comprehensive tool that would show not only your LTI frequency rate progress but also just how your company was progressing on each of your safety management system (SMS) elements.

set goals- Locstatt

Why did we do this? Well just step back for a minute and think about it. We fully understand that you need to have a solution to provide accurate LTI measurements, without the monthly hassle. We get that, and have provided the tool.

Incidents LTI - Locstatt

However, whenever you have an LTI, what do you do? You look to your systems approach to HSE management and figure out what occurred and how this could have happened with the mitigation controls that you have in place. Whenever you discover deficiencies you correct your SMS. All too often we see management attempting to place blame or required corrective action on the individual. This is all too easy, non-productive, and inevitably will lead to repeat incidents.

So step back and think about this for a while: Are you looking for real HSE performance measurements that are not simply based on your TRI score?

When it comes to proactive Safety Goal Setting, Locstatt provides a simple and attainable path to ‘follow through’ the implementation of the various ‘safety element applications’. In turn, these same applications measure ‘safety data points’.

Locstatt Goals

Establishing expectations or goals for each of the ‘Locstatt safety elements’ can have a ‘measurable impact’ on the safety program- and on the company as a whole. Once the goals are set- you will be able to see ‘live progress’ on the desired outcomes for each element – ‘which is why you should regularly ask yourself the question’:

What is Your Locstatt?

Locstatt Goals

I am not alone here in my thought process, however, it takes an enquiring or inquisitive mind to go looking for this information in order to gain knowledge.

Bryce Donaldson
Bryce Donaldson

Locstatt Director & Senior Consultant

Phil La Duke (02/16/2014) The Madness of Measuring Nothing [ In a business climate where every company seems to live and die by its metrics, one important business element is often overlooked, or worse…] Source: