|Safety Risk Tolerance Survey and Workshop
Unsafe acts come from unsafe thinking. If only
we can show people in advance, how unsafe their thinking is and
how that leads them into danger. NOW WE CAN!
The Profit Improver's Safety Risk Tolerance Survey
and Workshop asks people to weigh-up the best solutions to difficult
safety scenarios. People have to think very carefully. This thinking
exposes their own attitudes to the scenarios and their likely ways
of behaving if faced with similar real-life situations. The very
act of thinking about "best solutions" from one's own
common sense experience will often change behaviours for the better.
However, there are three additional and powerful
ways to use the information gleaned from a simple risk tolerance
Here's how the Safety Risk Tolerance Survey works
- Managers identify who will take part and distribute the survey
with a covering letter (see sample).
- Participants are asked to study fifteen scenarios showing
unsafe conditions or acts at work, at home and in some social
settings. For each, they have to select from four options what
they think is the safest course of action. It takes about the
20 minutes to complete the survey.
- After completing the survey it is sent in an envelope addressed
to "FREEPOST SAFETY". No stamp and no other address
are needed- it's free.
- The survey is graded by Profit Improvers Ltd. The top score
- All results are CONFIDENTIAL. It is a condition of
the license that individual scores are not displayed or circulated.
Only the supervisor/manager/consultant who'll have a discussion
with each of the participants will see individual results. After
the one-to-one discussions the survey forms must be destroyed.
- After all surveys are submitted half-day workshops are held
to go through each scenario and discuss the "best options".
This discussion in itself results in even more behavioural
change. For example, people who score low on the survey - clearly
see the error in their thinking after the workshops. Manuals
with the "best options" are given out.
- One-to-one sessions lasting about 10 minutes are arranged.
The survey is a behavioural learning tool - NOT a psychological
test. Do not be tempted to use this risk tolerance survey or
any other survey to try to identify people who are "high
risks". If you try this it will lead to severe difficulty.
The score in itself is not important - it is only a snapshot
- a starting point. People with low scores very quickly see the
best options during the discussion in short workshops and the
one-to-one sessions. It is only after extensive discussion that
one can judge whether or not an individual has changed.
Feel free to email or telephone Dr Bill Robb for
an initial discussion.