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Achieving Safety Culture Excellence

Safety culture is a combination of the attitudes, values and perceptions that influence how something is actually done in the workplace, rather than how it should be done. Poor safety culture has contributed to many major incidents and personal injuries, and can be just as influential on safety outcomes as an organisation's safety management system itself.

Undertaking safety culture improvements shows your commitment to the wellbeing of your staff but also offers measurable benefits:

  • Accelerated safety culture improvement
  • Reduced accident and injury rates
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Better workplace morale and staff retention
  • Improved organisational reputation
  • Greater competitive edge

The HSE Safety Climate Tool

Many organisations start to measure and improve their safety culture by using the Safety Climate Tool. You can purchase a Safety Climate Tool licence from our publications and products partner The Stationery Office (TSO).

Run the simple, online questionnaire to measure your current safety climate and explore your employees' attitudes and perceptions in key areas of health and safety. The tool guarantees anonymity and provides you with an auto report that highlights areas of health and safety that are favourable, neutral and unfavourable within your organisation.

For a free demonstration and to find out how the Safety Climate Tool could benefit your business contact us: +44 (0)333 202 5070

Specialist training from HSE

Our 'Creating a Safety Culture of Excellence' training course helps organisations adopt a holistic approach to health and safety cultural improvement. Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to develop a safety culture enhancement programme including:

  • Building a business case and getting senior management buy in
  • Programme planning and communication
  • Gathering and using different data
  • Engaging with staff
  • Prioritising and evaluating interventions

Need more support?

HSE has one of the largest human factors teams in Europe and is uniquely placed to provide expert advice and safety culture improvement consultancy based on our extensive portfolio of research and using insights gleaned from many years working with industry.

Whether you just need some advice at the end of the phone, or full facilitation of a start to finish safety culture improvement programme, HSE has a consultancy package to meet your needs.

Our expertise includes:

  • Focus group facilitation
  • Leadership coaching
  • Procedure development
  • Competency development
  • Behaviour change
  • Employee engagement
  • Developing evidence-based solutions

Contact us

To discuss safety culture and how we might be able to help you, please contact:

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