4 Seconds to Safety – Stop and think ...

Four Seconds to Safety


Before starting a new, but familiar, task or in an emergency situation, the act of re-focusing for a mere four seconds has been reset shown to reduce the probability of an injury or incident by more than 90%!

It is easy to imagine the different activities we do every day and how this applies. For example, getting in a forklift take 4 seconds to look around, this allows us to change our thinking from the task at hand to focusing on the area, road conditions, other vehicles and so on. This is a “reset”, an excellent way to refocus on the job at hand and an effective tool to prevent injury.

Four seconds is all it takes. Creating this new habit of taking four seconds can significantly reduce your chance of injury.

Talk with staff and family members about how they can incorporate the “reset” into their daily work.