A key element to improving safety culture is involving your workforce in the health and safety decision-making process. For this to happen, your workforce needs to be engaged and informed of the benefits of working safely. They should also be prepared to report their mistakes, near misses and accidents.
With a comprehensive cultural and behavioural analysis through Callidus Health & Safety you can improve attitudes to safety which in turn lowers the number of accidents, reduces lost days due to illness and improves overall performance.
Safety culture can be described as the way your business approaches health and safety and the attitudes of your employees from senior management to boots on the ground.
It can take time to change the culture within a business. Attitudes towards health and safety can often be negative and the challenge lies in shifting this attitude to one that more accurately reflects ‘modern day health and safety’ – that is not simply ticking-boxes but a health and safety that improves the atmosphere within the workplace and promotes happy, productive and safe practice.
To effect a positive change in a workforce’s attitude to safety there must be clear leadership from the top of the organisation. With this in place you can realistically achieve: