in 1992, the TR method is a Finnish system of rating health and
safety management on building sites, using behaviour and
condition based observations to calculate the likelihood of an
accident occurring. Now used throughout hundreds of construction
sites and by all major construction companies across Finland,
the TR method was the first standardised and validated system of
Whilst touring a site, safety inspectors will assess procedures,
entering their findings onto an inspection sheet. The elements
that are reviewed include working practices, scaffolding and
ladders, machinery and equipment, protection against falling and
general order and tidiness. These aspects are scored as either
‘correct’ or ‘not correct’ to form a TR safety index number for
that working area.
The TR safety index is a percentage between zero and one hundred,
calculated as the number of ‘correct’ items of all of those that
were observed, meaning that the higher the percentage, the
better the site is performing. Sites with low scores are likely
to have an accident rate around three times higher than those
with high index figures.
Having been proven to lower accident and near miss rates, the TR
system engages both management and workers in health and safety
practices. Is it time for such a system to be implemented
outside of Finland?
The mobile TR Audit is included within the NordSafety app as
standard, allowing you to adopt this established approach when
monitoring your own EHSQ requirements and site performance.
Try the TR method for yourself with NordSafety.
With features such as the TR audit and public reporting,
NordSafety creates a safer working environment, and allows you
to perform risk assessments and submit reports from the field.
To see for yourself how NordSafety is leading the way in mobile
EHSQ innovation, get started with a guided product demo, or to
find out more about ways our app could improve your safety
rating, simply contact our team.