One of the Major influences on the Safety Performance in any company is the way they approach safety, the way they see it and their attitude towards it, which is simply the Culture of Safety in that company. Such culture is reflected on everything they do from the day to day tasks to the multi million dollars’ decisions they make.
The Safety Culture Assessment (SCA). Is the mean to dig into the Culture of Safety of the company and start identifying and clarifying the values that drive the behaviors and attitudes of Employees, Supervisors and Management. It is an in-depth evaluation of an organization’s current safety culture. The purpose of the assessment is to identify strengths and opportunities, which in turn enables us to provide a customized strategy for the organization’s overall improvement of safety.
A productive and safe workplace requires a number of inter-dependent “systems” working well together. Using our SCA tool, we evaluate six inter-dependent systems needed to ensure a safe and productive workplace. Failure to recognize and build on these inter-dependencies will make successful work outcomes, including safety, more difficult and problematic.
The SCA is a tool that gives an understanding if safety is a core value and a main driver in the existing culture we live, and if not what are the reasons behind safety falling back among the other priorities in our business.
Safety 24/7 uses qualitative and quantitative methodology options in conducting the SCA
- On-line Questionnaires
- Face to Face Interviews
- Worksite Observations
- Focus Groups
- Review of the Safety Management System (SMS)
The Safety Culture Assessment is created to assist companies define the key characteristics of their Culture of Safety and encourage to raise employee engagement in health and safety issues.
What’s in it for the company?
- Identifying which level of culture of safety is being demonstrated in the company which varies from compliance with safety to believing in it
- Develop a program/plan on how can we elevate the culture of safety within the company
- Pointing out the core values that drive the Culture of Safety in the company
- Understanding the areas of Strength in safety that the company can build on
- Understanding the areas of improvement that we need to work on
- Identify the perception gaps that might be existing between how Employees, Supervisors and Management view safety
- Benchmarking Safety performance of the company within its industry and among the different worksites within the company
- Sustainable improvement through the recommendations coming out form the SCA