Despite forward thinking organisations investing large amounts in behavioural safety programmes, safety communications, safety conversations, safety reporting tools, safety walks, and so on, research shows that while low level incident rates across many industries have come down – serious injuries and fatality rates have plateaued.
It raises the question as to whether organisations are getting the most value from their investment in safety initiatives.
Often when it appears a new initiative is not working it gets discarded in the search of the next great thing. But before organisations decide to invest in new programmes to e.g. increase capability, leadership development and culture – shouldn’t they take a moment and assess what they have already got?
Our experience is that many organisations already have loads of great tools and resources for shifting safety culture and behaviours, it’s just that nobody – apart from the people who commissioned them – know they are there.