Safety Climate Tool: White Papers

The following five White Papers provide context into how and why the HSE Safety Climate Tool was developed.

Measuring Safety Climate in Organisations

HSE have been at the forefront of understanding organisational safety culture and its impact on business performance for many years now. Understanding safety culture is part of the journey towards improving organisational reliability. Organisations have responsibilities for the management of their risks, and to ensure adequate and appropriate risk mitigation. We help employers like you to measure and improve their safety culture through the application of evidence based approaches and effective behavioural change programmes.

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Making the Case for Culture

As a health and safety professional within a company, you will know that a positive safety culture is good for your business, not only from an ethical standpoint, but also in terms of productivity and efficiency. But how do you convey that to the decision-makers within your organisation, to allow you to invest in resources to measure your safety culture, and improve it?

Decision-makers are usually motivated by one of three arguments: legal, moral and financial. In this paper we look at each of these three arguments as they relate to improving your company's safety culture, to help you convince colleagues, up and down the management chain, of the value of a positive safety culture.

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First Steps

Many health and safety professionals recognise the relationship between a positive safety culture and good health and safety performance. Most organisations reach this point having invested time and effort getting their health and safety management systems right, for example health and safety policies, procedures, control measures etc., but recognise that a different approach is required if they really want to 'change the way things are done around here'.

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Success Stories

Over 300 organisations both in the UK and overseas are proactively using Safety Climate Tool to measure and improve their safety culture. It is used and trusted by organisations of all sizes, across all industry sectors.

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Supporting ISO 45001

ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organisation to proactively improve its performance in preventing injury and ill-health. ISO 45001 is intended to be applicable to any organisation regardless of its size, type and nature. The Safety Climate Tool can provide evidence to support your organisations application to achieve this accreditation.

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