What is Rated Activity Sampling?

Rated Activity Sampling is when Performance Rating is applied to observations.

The British Standard (BS) definition of Rated Activity Sampling is as follows:

“Rated Activity Sampling is an extension of Activity Sampling in which each observation is rated. You can then either calculate an overall rated performance across the sample, or you can develop a standard time, knowing the number of units that were processed or produced under observation.” BS3138: 22057

Done properly, Activity Sampling and Rated Activity Sampling are excellent techniques.

Rating activity sampling explained

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Effective performance involves much more than just the speed or the effort which people are seen to be applying at a point in time. The three key factors that contribute to effective performance are utilisation, effort and method.

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How to learn more about Rated Activity Sampling

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Training courses that cover Rated Activity Sampling

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We have created “HOW DO YOU RATE?”, a practical 35 minute film which illustrates and explains Performance Rating in a structured and informative way. It fully explains Standard Performance and shows how Performance Rating is used in productivity improvement. Viewers will have the opportunity to assess performance in carrying out various tasks, using the criteria explained in the film.

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It’s rarely a single issue that is the cause of a productivity problem.
Often more than one resource issue lies at the root.


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