Building and maintaining a positive health and safety culture helps us and our principal contractors to achieve common safety goals.
What is safety culture?
Simply put, health safety culture is “the way we do things around here.” It can also be described as assumptions, values, attitudes and behaviours related to safety which are shared by a group of people in an organisation. Safety incidents are often associated with failures in safety culture. It is widely accepted that a positive safety culture is vital to achieve excellent safety performance.
What is Aperam doing to improve safety culture?
We reviewed safety research, lessons from incidents in our industry, and consulted with our people to develop a framework that defines the critical behaviours that characterise a robust safety culture.
This framework helps everyone at Aperam understand the behaviours they should and should not display to play their part in strengthening our safety culture.
Why do we focus on behaviours to improve safety culture?
Our efforts to improve safety culture focus on behaviours because we can define, observe and measure them. We also have the right tools and methods to understand behaviour and reinforce the behaviours we know foster a strong safety culture.