Organisational culture can be simply defined as ‘the way things are done around here’ – a strong ‘safety culture’ will value safe practices and ensure that they are sustained over time. The culture of organisation is what makes people passionate about going to work, believing in their job and trusting their leaders.

To know you have a safe culture you have to be able to measure it. To measure it you need data from employees. To get the right data from employees you need a ‘just culture’ , one which recognises that mistakes happen.

What sort of culture does your organisation have?

If your not sure this paper provides a thought starter on how to find out, strive for and links to working examples.