We assist organisations of all sizes to engage their managers and people with safety through initiatives that impact your safety climate and drive safety performance. Our expertise focuses on organisational safety – addressing the ‘human in the system’. Our unique industry insights have allowed us to develop diagnostic tools that assess your safety culture so that you can better understand and prioritise the improvements you need to make.
A proactive safety culture fosters an environment where staff feel responsible for safety. This can be seen when they actively seek improvements, vigilantly remain aware of hazards and utilise systems and tools for continuous monitoring, analysis, and investigation.
Foundations of a proactive safety culture include shared commitment by staff and management across all levels, to personal safety responsibilities, confidence in the safety system and a documented set of policies and rules which are followed. Responsibility for creating a proactive safety culture rests with senior management and relies on having a high degree of trust and respect between them and the workforce.
A proactive safety culture comprises a blend of performance sub-cultures:
Safety culture is a natural bi-product of your organisation’s overall corporate culture and is directly shaped and influenced by the behaviours, attitudes and beliefs of the senior management team. Safety culture encompasses an organisation’s commonly held perceptions and beliefs regarding safety and ‘the way we do things around here’ and therefore has the potential to significantly influence people’s behaviour. Focussing on making positive changes to your safety climate, will in time affect your safety culture.
Having a proactive safety culture is one of the core enablers of organisational safety performance and is fundamental to achieving your stated safety vision and goals. A proactive safety culture is evident when there are highly motivated, competent people who are aligned with your strategic and daily operational safety objectives and priorities.
At a strategic level, the safety culture of your organisation has a huge influence on your ability to protect your reputation, business profitability and assets; at an operational level, your safety culture plays a significant role in helping to reduce human error, inefficiency, incidents, injuries and rework.
A strong, proactive safety culture provides: