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How Mature is your Safety Culture?

Graham Marshall - Thursday, June 30, 2011
When you're walking around your workplace, you can do a quick measure of your safety culture by thinking about the following HSE characteristics you see.  Which ones most closely mirror your culture?

Characteristic of an immature safety culture                                                    Characteristic of a mature safety culture
People do not know or follow HSE rules                                                                       Everyone is following the HSE rules
People don't intervene even if they see a problem                                                      Everyone will intervene in problems
There is no follow up on reported HSE problems                                                       HSE problems get followed up
There is no recognition for good practices                                                                   Good practices are celebrated
There are no consequences for breaches of rules                                                    There are clear & certain consequences
Management don't do what they say                                                                              Management do what they say
There are few safety role-models                                                                                   There are lots of positive role-models
There are no safety conversations                                                                                 Safety is talked about a lot
Safety isn't mentioned in team meetings                                                                      Safety is in every meeting agenda
Management is invisible to the workers                                                                        Managers are visible and well known
Safety has no visible presence on site                                                                         Safety is highly visible
No one knows the organizations HSE objectives                                                       HSE objectives are known

What kind of culture exists in your work place? 

What tools are you using to get better?       

At the Risk Tool Box, over the years we've assisted organizations like Shell Development Australia, Eni, Ngarda Civil and Mining, Teekay Shipping, WMC Resources, Sandvik and Woodside to better understand their existing HSE culture and to develop HSE plans to move to more mature forms of HSE culture.

Contact me if you'd like to know more about our services in this area.             

    

WMC Resources Safety Culture Survey

Graham Marshall - Saturday, April 09, 2011
Today's testimonial comes from WMC Resources - from before being swallowed up by BHP Billiton - a great company all the same!

Alongside the other testimonials I've posted this week, I hope it gives you the confidence that you're buying the best available safety and health tools from a reputable Australian HSE business.

As always, feel free to look round the risk management shop, to buy some products or to get in touch about any safety issues that are puzzling you.

The fifth testimonial letter from WMC can be accessed by clicking here.

My Safety Journey

Graham Marshall - Saturday, March 19, 2011
I was looking through an old computer folder the other day when I suddenly realized how fortunate I've been to work with some great people, in great companies and often in fantastic locations.

Below is a list of some of the organizations and locations that have kept me busy over the last dozen or so years.

I'd like to thank them all for the opportunities to learn they've each provided in thier own special ways.

APPEA (Perth).  Find them online here.
Aveling (Perth).  Find them online here.
BHP Billiton (Perth and NW Shelf).  Find them online here.
Bluescope Steel (Wollongong, NSW).  Find them online here.
BP (Aberdeen and Teeside).  Find them online here.
British Gas (Thailand, Dubai and KL).  Find them online here.
Eni (Perth and Darwin).  Find them online here.
Hess Corporation (Houston, London, Aberdeen, Aarlborg, Copenhagen, Lousiana, North Dakota, West Texas, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Surabaya, Jakarta, KL, Perth).  Find them online here.
IFAP (Perth).  Find them online here.
Monodelphous (Barrow Island).  Find them online here.
Nautronix (Fremantle).  Find them online here.
Newfield (NW Shelf). 
Ngarda (Perth and the Pilbara).  Find them online here.
Petronas (MLNG, KL and Sarawak).  Find them online here.
Powertech (Perth).  Find them online here.
PSN Water (Perth).  Find them online here.
Rio Tinto (Perth).  Find them online here.
Sandvik (Perth, Kalgoorlie, the Pilbara, Olympic Dam, Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine).  Find them online here.
Santos (Adelaide, Cooper Basin, Amadeus Basin, Surat Basin, Brisbane).  Find them online here.
Shell (Malanpaya Project, Philippines).  Find them online here.
Shell (Sakhalin Energy, Russia).  Find them online here.
Shell (Salym Petroleum, Moscow).  Find them online here.
Shell (SMDS, Bintulu, Malaysia).  Find them online here.
Shell (STOS, NZ).  Find them online here.
Shell Global Solutions (The Hague).  Find them online here.
Shell Trading and Shipping (London).  Find them online here.
Teekay Shipping (Australian Waters, Sydney and Vancouver).  Find them online here.
Tiwest (Kwinana).  Find them online here.
Transfield-Worley (Perth and NW Shelf).  Find them online here.
WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Perth)
Western Power (Perth).  Find them online here.
WMC Resources (Perth, Kalgoorlie and Olympic Dam)
Woodside (Perth and NW Shelf).  Find them online here.
Worley Parsons (Sydney).  Find them online here.

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