The organisation’s safety culture is often described as – “THE WAY WE DO THINGS HERE”. It is a corporate culture that places a high value on safety beliefs, principles and attitudes that is shared by all the employees. A good safety culture can lead to improved health and safety standards in the workplace (WHS) and organisational performance.
Safety Culture is a measure of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and personal beliefs of how an organisation performs at any given time. It is frequently regarded as an ‘accomplished picture’ of human emotions and attitudes.
First, regular work rotation will enable a person to quickly experience the ‘feeling’ of workplace conditions, behaviours, and attitudes.
A review of organisational policies, standards, procedures, and programs will then enable a person to establish, in terms of operating procedures, whether these standards are complied with the organisational requirements.
The benefits of good health, safety, and the natural environment of the organisation and the work are as follows:
- Decreased risk and incident rates.
- Decreased risk of illness, injury.
- Increased production efficiency, and customer relationships.
- Improved morale and staff satisfaction (low number of employees).
- Improved public relations and business image.
- Reduced insurance premiums.
- Reduce the risk of coercive action.
- High level of HSE compliance.
- Promoting physical and mental well-being.
- Decreased illness / sick leave and disability.
- Decreased risk factors for future illness.
- High morale and increased job satisfaction.
- Confidence in the company, role and management.
- Improved and safe working environment.
Tips for building a good safety culture
- Explain the obligations.
- Establish health and safety goals and create an organisation vision.
- Create an open communication program.
- Involve all employees in developing safety programs
- Rebuild reporting system.
- Utilise proactive hands-on training.
- Decide on an effective management model.
- Ensure all employees are accountable for their actions.
- Train your managers for face to face or online WHS for Managers and Supervisors training program
A strong safety culture ensures that the highest standards are set in all safety procedures. The organisation establishes strict procedures for reporting, evaluation, training and overall safety management.