Why Use Wireless On-site Technologies
The Transformational Safety Survey has been developed to take full advantage of the Turning Point Wireless Delivery System. We at TransformationalSafety.Com have researched the tools available to the market and have concluded that the Keepad technologies allow us the flexibility to integrate our Survey Methodology with an advanced, yet robust, data management suite. The fact that the software platform integrates so well with Microsoft PowerPoint makes delivery more intuitive within many environments.
Wireless technologies bring with them a number of advantages. Firstly as a safety culture interrogation tool we at TransformationalSafety.Com felt that we would be sending the wrong message to participants if we had cables and wires strewn all over the floor, potentially creating trip hazards, whilst at the same time espousing the values associated with best practice safety performance. To some this may seem like a small thing? To us this is a fundamental oversight that many people “miss” when it comes to practicing “safety”. You can say all the “right things”; you only have to do the “wrong thing” once and your people actually start asking questions about the “real commitment” toward Safety! This “little thing” then impacts actual site safety behaviours.
Another associated factor is the portability that wireless technologies afford to the safety culture interrogation process. Rooms can be arranged in whatever format is most conducive to the environment and are not restricted in any way. The anonymity which is built into the System significantly increases the validity of the responses received.
The portability of this data collection method is without equal. It literally can take moments to set-up. We have effectively used the wireless delivery methodology in: conference centers, lunch rooms, offshore petrochemical locations, various operational field sites – almost literally aywhere.
Probably one of the most significant reasons that TransformationalSafety.Com strongly advocates the use of the On-Site Wireless Delivery System is concerned with maximising the value of the data obtained. Of all the possible data management systems which might be employed, only the On-Site Wireless Delivery System minimises the impacts of literacy impacts.
Traditional Paper/Pencil, Web Administration, and email based processes may all be impacted by the literacy and or IT familiarity of participants. Such can significantly impact results obtained. When we consider that the target group for many safety culture assessment involve large numbers of operational personnel; with a wide variety of literacy and IT skills, the importance of taking advantage of a literacy neutral process becomes all the more evident.
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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