When it comes to driving a positive safety culture and safety performance excellence, it’s hard to deny that strong, effective leadership is crucial. Yet, only 24% of leaders demonstrate strong safety leadership behaviours, according to our latest study of 8747 employees across heavy industry.
For organisations whose leaders fall into the remaining 76%, poor or average safety leadership performance could be detrimental to safety outcomes, resulting in:
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you see poor performance in any area of your safety climate, you’re also likely to uncover issues in safety leadership.
The State of Safety Leadership examines responses from 8747 employees across agriculture, aviation, industrial services, manufacturing, mining, nuclear, oil and gas, transport and utilities.
While the research suggests there are some areas we are doing well, there is certainly room for improvement when it comes to leading for safety excellence—regardless of whether you’re leading on the frontline, in middle management or at an executive level.
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