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Safety Culture assessment, strategy and improvement

Safety Culture is the set of norms, values, perceptions and behaviours of people with respect to safety.

Poor Safety Cultures cause:

  • Unsafe behaviour
  • Poor employee engagement
  • Poor decisions unchallenged
  • Safety problems not being reported
  • Erosion of safety standards
  • Stress & fatigue tolerated
  • Poor mental health
  • Organisation mis-trusted by stakeholders
  • Ineffective safety management
  • Weak safety performance
  • Perceptions of connivance & negligence

Good Safety Culture helps you:

  • Be world class
  • Become a trusted and reliable organisation
  • Have productive and committed staff
  • Generate employee self-directed safe behaviour
  • Quickly recognize and resolve safety problems
  • Secure employee faith in organisational values

Poor Safety Cultures cause:

  • Unsafe behaviour
  • Poor employee engagement
  • Poor decisions unchallenged
  • Safety problems not being reported
  • Erosion of safety standards
  • Stress & fatigue tolerated
  • Poor mental health
  • Organisation mis-trusted by stakeholders
  • Ineffective safety management
  • Weak safety performance
  • Perceptions of connivance & negligence

Good Safety Culture helps you:

  • Be world class
  • Become a trusted and reliable organisation
  • Have productive and committed staff
  • Generate employee self-directed safe behaviour
  • Quickly recognize and resolve safety problems
  • Secure employee faith in organisational values

Dysfunctional Safety Culture causes major disasters.

An effective Safety Culture can enable world class performance

An effective Safety Culture helps by ensuring people’s behaviours and decisions are guided by a common set of norms, such that they can make safe decisions, challenge unsafe actions and plans, help solve safety problems, and proactively support safety performance.

With safety embedded in all safety management and operational processes, safety imperatives can be balanced with operational requirements. Visible safety leadership reinforces commitment. Lessons are learnt and shared to prevent repetition of problems.

Our Services

From assessment through strategy and action planning to enabling change.

  • Measuring the level of safety culture maturity
  • Benchmarking
  • Baseline and follow up assessments
  • Assessing and diagnosing culture – insights and explanation
  • Mapping out strengths and weaknesses
  • Diagnosing cultural issues
  • Objectives and target setting
  • Visioning
  • Organisational risk and business goals assessment
  • Action planning
  • Timescales, phasing and resource planning
  • Behavioural charters
  • Just & fair cultures
  • Open & challenging cultures
  • Employee engagement
  • Embedding safety into day to day safety management
  • Removing barriers to culture change
  • Teamwork & re-orientation workshops
  • Developing leadership and supervisory skills
  • Reinforcing behaviours
  • Learning & sharing cultures

Assessing your level of Safety Culture

We also offer training in Safety Culture

We also offer training in
Safety Culture

What is special about Greenstreet Berman

An effective Safety Culture can enable world class performance.

  • Tried, tested and validated methods underpinned by models of organisational culture
  • Experience from many sectors and safety domains
  • Major hazard and safety critical operational experience
  • Blue chip clients
  • Multi method approach – surveys, workshops, incident analysis, behavioural observation, triangulating results
  • A clear and simple indication of level of Safety Culture
  • Evidence-based strategies
  • Bespoke improvement programmes

Our Experts

  • Professionally qualified Psychologists and Human Factors practitioners
  • Chartered Psychologists and Registered Human Factors / Ergonomics specialists
  • Worked with Health and Safety Executive, Ministry of Defence and Rail Safety and Standards Board in the development and application of Safety Culture assessment methods
  • Transferable multi-sector and multi-domain expertise

Case Studies

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Safety Culture assessment for KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd
KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd (KAD) wished to assess the Safety Culture on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and to use the results …

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Achieving Compliance Through People: A Workshop Based Approach To Creating A Compliance Culture
The aim of the Compliance Culture Workshops is to allow leaders to develop an understanding of compliance culture and determine how …

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‘Supervision+’ – scoring high marks for compliance through supervisor non-technical skills
In response to a desire to further improve safety performance within a Licensee Facility, Greenstreet Berman developed…

Related Papers

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Showing success in assessment and improving Safety Culture on the DLR: Industrial application
We presented with David Nichols of KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) a paper at the the Sixth International Human Factors Rail Conference in November 2017…

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Developing a practical self assessment tool for measuring and managing Safety Culture
Developing an enhanced self assessment Safety Culture measurement tool and guidance on how to implement best practice solutions for continuous cultural improvement…

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Assessing Safety Culture: recent developments and lessons learnt

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A Safety Culture toolkit – and key lessons learned

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BAE Systems: developing a framework for assessing workplace & product Safety Culture in BAE Systems

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A Tool to Diagnose Culture in Food Business Operators
This work developed a tool for use in identifying aspects of good/poorer Safety Cultures in food businesses…

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Achieving an effective food hygiene culture: the next step in assuring excellence
Despite developments in technology, HACCP, training and auditing, deadly outbreaks of food poisoning and contamination still occur…