Safety Climate / Safety Leadership Survey

Safety Climate / Safety Leadership Survey

Kindly provided by George Robotham from www.ohschange.com.au in response to a recent request from a reader – thanks George Smile 

*******We are undertaking this survey in an attempt to improve on how safety is managed. An excellent safety climate and excellent safety leadership is considered essential. Individual responses are confidential so we have not asked you to include your name*******

Please indicate (Strongly agree, Agree, Undecided, Disagree, Strongly Disagree) your thoughts on the following questions. Replies will be collated and we will discuss the results with you. The term leader refers to whoever you believe leads you at work, it may mean a team leader and / or leading hand and / or a supervisor and / or a manager

  • My company places a great importance on safety
Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Working at my company is a great way to further my career

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Supervisors are considerate, give help when needed and look after our interests

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • I am confident of what to do and how to do it while at work

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • My work is organised so I can have friendly contact with a lot of people

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • My fellow workers are conscientious about safety and ensure their safety and mine.

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • When I ask my boss about problems he / she explains in a way I can understand and remember

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Safety meetings are a good forum for raising and resolving safety problems

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • I am personally conscientious about safety and ensure other peoples safety and mine

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • I get good satisfaction from the work I do

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders encourage me to intervene if I see unsafe behaviour

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders encourage the reporting of all incidents and hazards

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders listen when we have a safety concern

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders are regularly seen in the workplace

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders set the safety example

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders involve us in making decisions about safety

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders support us in doing our work safely

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders are open to change and encourage new ideas

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders ensure I have the knowledge to do my job safety and efficiently

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders regularly discuss safety with us on the job

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

  • Leaders give us positive and constructive feedback

Strongly agree

Agree

Undecided

Disagree

Strongly disagree

 

The best feature of safety in the company is:

 

The worst feature of safety in the company is:

 

If I was the company manager the first thing I would do to improve safety would be:

 

Thank you for completing this survey, we will get back to you with the results soon

George Robotham

George Robotham

George was a Legend in the Safety World who passed away in Sept 2013 but left us with a great legacy
George Robotham
I have worked in OHS for most of my working life, many years in the mining industry including over 10 years in a corporate OHS role with BHP. Since leaving the mining industry I have worked in a variety of safety roles with a variety of employers, large & small, in a variety of industries. I was associated with my first workplace fatality at age 21, the girl involved was young, intelligent, vivacious and friendly. Such a waste! I was the first on the scene and tried to comfort her and tend to her injuries. She said to me “George, please do not let me die” We put her on the aerial ambulance to Rockhampton base hospital where she died the next day. I do not mind telling you that knocked me around for awhile. Since then I have helped my employers cope with the aftermath of 12 fatalities and 2 other life-altering events. The section "Why do Occupational Health & Safety" provides further detail but in summary, poor safety is simply very expensive and also has a massive humanitarian cost. My qualifications include a certificate I.V. in Workplace Training and Assessment, a Diploma in Frontline Management, a Diploma in Training & Assessment Systems, a Bachelor of Education (Adult & Workplace Education) , a Grad. Cert. in Management of Organisational Change and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management. I am currently studying towards a Masters in Business Leadership. Up until recently I had been a Chartered Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia for 10 years and a member for about 30 years. My interest is in non-traditional methods of driving organisational change in OHS and I have what I believe is a healthy dis-respect for many common approaches to OHS Management and OHS Training. I hold what I believe is a well-founded perception that many of the things safety people and management do in safety are “displacement activities” (Displacement activities are things we do, things we put a lot of energy into, but which when we examine them closely there is no valid reason for doing them). My managerial and leadership roles in OHS have exposed me to a range of management techniques that are relevant to Business Improvement. In particular I am a strong supporter of continuous improvement and quality management approaches to business. I believe leadership is the often forgotten key to excellence in most aspects of life. I hold the Australian Defence Medal and am a J.P.(Qualified). I have many fond memories of my time playing Rugby Union when I was a young bloke.

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