Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace
A positive safety culture in businesses can lead to morale improvement, productivity increases and an overarching atmosphere of care and wellbeing throughout the company. When looking to the future of a business, encouraging this positivity will underpin success and help you to achieve your goals.
When developing your positive safety culture, there are four easy steps to success:
1. Evaluate the risks
Past incidents, near misses and other similar cases are all useful tools to review, offering a wealth of information to inform your thinking on what to avoid or what to aim for. It’s also useful to catalogue your buildings, equipment, procedures and business practices to refer to in planning.
2. Design your plan
Carefully considered plans ensure higher chances of success in any endeavour and when encouraging a safety culture, it is no different. By utilising a plan you’ll be able to effectively prioritise, identify solutions to each problem and stay focused to achieve results.
3. Lead by example
With any culture-shift in the workplace it’s important to have management teams on board and championing any changes brought in. Regular communications, training sessions and initiative ambassadors throughout the business will build trust around the scheme.
4. Keep it agile
The world is constantly changing, and so are ideas around safety. Keep your plan agile and monitored to ensure continued success.
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