Many organizations commit urge resources to ensure the success of different models of process-based safety improvement efforts with the desired results not still being fully achieved or sustained. This has been a result of insufficient effort or less than adequate focus on the subjective part of safety management (commitment-based efforts) which ultimately drives the visible actions, systems and processes within the organization. In other words, most organization uses management systems to drive objective organizational performance and hope that cultural improvements will be precipitated as people interact with the management system components over time. For vision zero to be achieved, a well-rooted safety culture within organizations is required which has been shown by studies that a holistic approach to safety management is the sure guarantee to creating the right safety culture – building safety performance improvements on commitment-based efforts. From planning a job to reviewing an incident, a holistic safety management approach should be considered. This holistic approach entails integrating commitment-based safety with process-based safety to generate the right set of subjective and objective perspectives within an individual and a group – “holistic motivation”.
We support organizations in building a world-class safety culture through a developmental safety programme – “Safety Beyond Zero”, which is beyond accident-free operation (vision zero). It is all about achieving extra-ordinary safety performance where measures of success are both objective and subjective-based – injury rates, adherence to standards, percentage safe/unsafe behavior, near-miss reporting, workers’ satisfaction, commitment, well-being, morale, confidence and sense of belonging.
This programme is anchored on human and organizational performance development creating the right culture for effective integration of people, tools and processes. The programme involves:
- Conducting a safety culture baseline assessment of the workplace,
- Organizing a planning workshop where fit-for-purpose programme elements are designed and integrated into existing safety systems
- Developing safety capabilities of personnel through developmental training, coaching and mentoring
- Reviewing performance and sustaining results