SAFETY CULTURE and ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
An organisation’s culture can have as much influence on safety outcomes as the safety management system.
‘Safety culture’ is a subset of the overall company culture and can be defined as – “The safety culture of an organisation is the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behaviour that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an organisation’s safety management.
Organisations with a positive safety culture are characterised by communications founded on mutual trust, by shared perceptions of the importance of safety and by confidence in the efficacy of preventive measures.
Many companies talk about ‘safety culture’ when referring to the inclination of their employees to comply with rules or act safety or unsafely. However we find that the culture and style of management is even more significant, for example a natural, unconscious bias for production over safety, or a tendency to focus on the short-term and being highly reactive.
In collaboration with insync surveys research consulting, HSRC can provide businesses with a cutting-edge safety culture survey, the results of which provides organisation’s with valuable insight and information to help to understand how to build a positive safety culture.