Hiyari Hatto: enhance employees hazard-perception capabilities Part - II

Hiyari Hatto: enhance employees hazard-perception capabilities Part - II

How do we prevent accidents

What is Hiyari Hatto?

Hiyari Hatto (HH) is a Japanese term. It means Experience of Almost Accident situation

Hiyari Hatto (HH) is a System to

  • Identify the possible danger through Team members experience
  • Develop the countermeasure utilizing their expertise and 
  • Implement the same in consultation with his supervisor

It is a pro-active exercise but not post mortem after accident

What is purpose of Hiyari Hatto

  • To grasp the future accident causing condition in advance and establish procedure to report as many as such cases to management
  • To ensure that countermeasures are taken to all (HH)and make work place safer
  • Develop Team member’s skill to identify the danger
  • Create pleasant and easy to work situation

Hiyari Hatto Activity flow chart

How to identify Hiyari Hatto

  • Any situation or prevailing conditions on equipment/work area, which has potential to create accident.
  • Any operation difficult to do/carry out.
  • Any operations which enhances the safety of equipment or work area
  • Any modification in standard operating procedures/operating control procedures which contributes towards accident prevention

What is the danger/hazard Measures

What is the danger/hazard?


  • Fall of cargo
  • Overload
  • Damage of wire rope
  • Lean of center of gravity
  • Rotation of cargo


  • Adequate slings to hold cargo
  • Load appropriately as per crane capacity
  • Proper maintenance and checking sling condition frequently
  • Balance load as per center of gravity
  • Hold the load/sling by hand


  • Fall
  • Fire and explosion of gas cylinder
  • Hit by falling pipe


  • Use of safety belts at height work
  • Demarkation/ isolation of hot work area
  • Provide proper support


  • Powder/Dust
  • Gloves are stitched
  • Being caught in conveyor belt
  • Disorder of sacks
  • Lack of ventilation


  • Wear respiratory mask
  • Not to wear gloves while stitching
  • Baricade between conveyor and team member
  • Proper stacking of sacks


  • Organic solvent poisoning
  • Hit by falling part
  • Hurt a hand by spray


  • Antistatic work wear
  • Proper support of parts with jigs
  • No use of hands to hold the part, supported by jigs

Developing Countermeasure

  • Need to provide complete safety to the equipment/work environment
  • Need to be cost effective
  • Shall not affect the regular production
  • Shall be part of the process

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