Only 14% of organisational sites operate from a positive safety culture, according to a new study of 73 sites across agriculture, construction, government, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas and utilities.
For organisations whose sites fall into the remaining 86%, operating from a negative or unhelpful safety culture carries an increased risk of serious incidents and fatalities.
Conducted by Sentis’ in-house research team, the study has highlighted the key opportunity areas for safety leaders and managers seeking to shift their culture in a positive direction. The study— which analysed 21,711 workers’ perceptions of safety through surveys, interviews and focus groups, as well as 155 on-the-ground observations of prestarts, site tours and induction activities—has found there is significant room for improvement for organisations across industry.
Uncovering trends that span industry, the report explores the top opportunities areas for organisations, as well as lessons learned from sites achieving positive results. It offers practical recommendations, checklists and a roadmap for successful safety culture change for leaders seeking to make improvements in their own business.
Available as a free download for safety leaders and management professionals, the report contents include:
- Understanding safety culture
- Industry-wide safety culture maturity
- The dangers of a Public Compliance culture
- Why Private Compliance is the key to unlocking a positive safety culture
- The biggest opportunities
- Lessons from organisations doing well
- A roadmap for safety culture change