Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Creating a positive culture

The following can all contribute to the development of a positive safety culture:

* Visible management commitment at all levels in the organisation
* Good knowledge and understanding of H&S throughout the organisation
* Clear definition of the culture that is aimed for,
* Lack of competing priorities with H&S (e.g. production, quality, etc);
* A realistic idea of what is achievable whilst being challenging
* Visible evidence that investment is made into safety (quality of the working environment, equipment provided etc.)
* Being proactive so opportunities for improvement are dealt with before problems arise;
* Good communication up, down and across the organisation
* A fair and just discipline system
* Meaningful involvement of the workforce in all elements H&S

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