Why Parents Matter

Each Safety Diagnostics survey includes a question in the demographic section that asks respondents whether they are a parent.   This question often draws a suspicious response – ’Is this an attempt to identify me?’.

The fact is that over the years that we have been carrying out climate surveys, the question about being a parent has been one of the strongest indicators for risk aversion. Whatever their other characteristics: age, gender or job type; parents are more risk averse than the rest of the population. There is a measurable difference in the way that parents respond to questions about risk and also to those about intervening in unsafe situations.

Knowing that this difference exists and how to measure it allows us to validate the results. It is a fixed point in the data analysis. Thus, if there is any question about the authenticity of the views expressed by sections of the workforce the ‘parent’ question can be used to prove the validity of the outcome. If (in very rare cases) questionnaires have been completed under duress, or fraudulently, the parental data will demonstrate this.

Updates

Levelling the playing field in construction: International Women’s Day

Posted - 8. Mar .19

Even with a database as large as Safety Diagnostics, with more than 50,000 individual cases, producing robust data on women in the construction industry is challenging. Women comprise around 12%…Read More

Safety is Viral!

Posted - 22. Mar .17

How peer pressure can influence safety attitudes and behaviour   A key attitude statement that is ranked in all Safety Diagnostics attitude survey is “Peer pressure sometimes makes me do…Read More

Safety Diagnostics as a Leading Measure for Construction Safety Planning

Posted - 17. Feb .16

How do you target limited resources to achieve a real improvement in safety performance?  Construction safety planning is often based on rear view mirror thinking. What has gone wrong in…Read More

Young Turks and Old Turkeys: Age Related Risk

Posted - 14. Apr .15

One of the most significant correlations that emerges from the Safety Diagnostics data is the link that exists between the age of respondents and attitudes to safety behaviour and risk.…Read More

Why use focus groups in a climate survey?

Posted - 18. Feb .15

Most managers are familiar with climate surveys conducted using a questionnaire, either online or in paper copy. This is an efficient way of collecting information from across the workforce and…Read More

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Every Safety Diagnostics survey is tailored to suit the needs of individual businesses, reflecting the unique risk environment, safety culture and structure. Initial qualitative work is undertaken at the outset of the survey process in order to develop a research tool that accurately reflects the workforce structure and the risks they face. This initial research phase is undertaken once only and is not repeated on subsequent iterations of the survey.

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Safety Diagnostics will help you to create a safer workplace by developing an understanding of your team culture and mind-set.

Using a tailored site-based survey procedure, Safety Diagnostics measures attitudes to safety procedures, personal behaviour, team beliefs and safety values among your workforce, both directly employed and subcontracted. Surveys are conducted as a census so that everyone has the opportunity to give feedback through the system. The process is anonymous and the survey is analysed independently.

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Updates

08/03/19 - Levelling the playing field in construction: International Women’s Day

Even with a database as large as Safety Diagnostics, with more than 50,000 individual cases, producing robust data on women ...Read More

22/03/17 - Safety is Viral!

How peer pressure can influence safety attitudes and behaviour   A key attitude statement that is ranked in all Safety ...Read More

17/02/16 - Safety Diagnostics as a Leading Measure for Construction Safety Planning

How do you target limited resources to achieve a real improvement in safety performance?  Construction safety planning is often based ...Read More

14/04/15 - Young Turks and Old Turkeys: Age Related Risk

One of the most significant correlations that emerges from the Safety Diagnostics data is the link that exists between the ...Read More