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The Transformational Safety Survey History

In the modern work landscape, the significance of safety culture within organizations cannot be overstated. Safety culture encompasses shared beliefs, attitudes, and practices that prioritize the well-being of employees, ensuring a secure and healthy work environment. As companies strive to maintain high standards of safety, conducting safety culture surveys emerges as an invaluable tool in comprehending, assessing, and enhancing workplace safety.

safety surveyThe Transformational Safety Survey is the only tool of its kind in that it also acts as a “safety intervention” in and of itself. As often happens this realisation was determined entirely by accident. Some years ago Transformational Safety was approached by a large player in the hydrocarbon sector. The purpose of that contact was to ask whether we would conduct a safety culture assessment of their on-shore processing facility. The principal of Transformational Safety had conducted a “safety survey” on that site some five (5) years previously. The site had not really acted upon the recomendations at that time. The Principal expressed that concern to the senior management of the organization. To our surprize the senior management delegate agreed. He advised that their organization had recently conducted a “deep dive” into their safety performance over a period of ten (10) years. They reported finding a period of eighteen (18) months where their safety performance had shown demonstrable improvments through that period. This organization then  advised that the only input they could locate that might have contributed towards this safety improvement blip was the “safety culture survey” implemented by Transformational Safety.

What the aboev experince taught us is that a properly implemented Transformational Safety Survey can deliver is:

  1. Insightful Assessment: The Transformational Safety Survey offers a structured approach to evaluate existing safety practices and attitudes among employees. It assists organizations identify potential hazards, gaps in safety protocols, and areas that require improvement.
  2. Employee Engagement: Involving employees in the unique delivery mechanism of The Transformational Safety Survey empowers them to voice concerns, suggestions, and observations regarding workplace safety. This involvement cultivates a sense of ownership and encourages a proactive approach towards safety.
  3. Data-Driven Decision Making: The Transformational Safety Survey generates data that serves as a foundation for informed decision-making. Analyzing survey results via Transformational Safety’s unique data slicing technologies allows organizations to pinpoint specific safety issues, allocate resources effectively, and implement targeted interventions to enhance safety measures.
  4. Continuous Improvement: Regularly conducting The Transformational Safety Survey (every 2-3 years is recommended) facilitates a culture of continuous improvement. Organizations can track progress over time, monitor the effectiveness of implemented safety measures, and adapt strategies accordingly.
  5. Legal Compliance and Reputation: Meeting safety standards not only ensures legal compliance but also contributes to a positive reputation. A robust safety culture, evident through Transformational Safety Survey results, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to the well-being of its workforce, fostering trust among stakeholders.

In conclusion, safety culture surveys are instrumental in shaping a secure and thriving work environment. By actively involving employees, collecting valuable data, and prioritizing safety improvements, organizations can foster a robust safety culture that not only protects their workforce but also contributes to overall productivity and success. Investing in safety culture surveys is not just a proactive measure; it’s a commitment towards creating a workplace where employees feel valued, safe, and empowered.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out a leading US Attorneys view on the value of surveys similar to The Transformational Safety Survey – just click here. EHS Today has suggested that a safety perception safety consistent with The Transformational Safety Survey should be your very first organizational measurement decision. To see what they mean just click here.

Click here to read a little more about the creator of The Transformational Safety Survey.

“Most organizations operate in failure states and that just remains invisible because bad stuff is not happening. We might call that the ‘normalization of deviance’ and, make no mistake, it will kill.”

David G Broadbent

Safety Psychologist, Transformational Safety

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Ricky, Atlanta

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“I was fortunate to attend Transformational Safety’s Anatomies of Disaster Program. This was amongst the most powerful two days I have ever spent in a room. From the outset David Broadbent set the scene by dedicating the program to the late Rick Rescorla – the man who is credited with saving over 2700 lives on 9/11. Throughout the two days David would often respectively reflect and remember those who had died, or been injured, in the disasters we explored. He would say, and I will never forget, “…we must always remember those that lost their lives lift us up into the light of understanding”. I learnt so much. HRO, Resilience Engineering, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and more. Those of us who were there are still talking about it…… Thankyou David

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