The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) now offers support
every step of the way to safety culture
Safety culture is a combination of the attitudes, values and
perceptions that influence how something is done in the
Undertaking safety culture improvements shows measurable
benefits and commitment to the wellbeing of staff. Improved safety
culture helps organisations achieve:
- reduced accident and injury rates
- maintained work performance
- improved organisational reputation
- greater competitive edge
One of the largest Human Factors teams in Europe is based at the
Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), a part of the Health and Safety
Executive (HSE). These specialists have used insights gleaned from
many years' working with industry to identify the essential steps
to improve safety culture.
HSL's dedicated Safety Culture team is available every step of
the way to guide your progress to safety culture improvement,
ensuring greater efficiency, effectiveness, staff engagement,
senior management buy in and, ultimately, a more successful
programme of improvement.
HSL's Safety Climate Tool
With HSL's Safety Climate Tool you can measure
your current safety climate. Running the online, evidence-based
questionnaire gathers employees' attitudes and perceptions in key
areas of health and safety in a systematic and effective way.
It allows you to understand strengths and target areas for
improvement. It provides insights into the type of interventions
you need to put in place for culture and behaviour change.
Benchmarking allows you to compare your performance against others
in your industry.