Your assessment result has positioned the process of HSE within the Red band. This equates to the reactive stage of cultural maturity. The result would indicate that across the organisation HSE is not considered an important issue. In this situation safety is more a matter of luck than management and there is an acceptance that “accidents will happen.”
The problem is over time, they do.
The chart shows the components that contributed to your assessment results for HSE. This is designed to give an indication of the strengths and weaknesses of your HSE process. The highlighted yellow line is your result and clearly indicates that every aspect of the quality process is in the Red band and requires improvement.
In this situation and because responsibility for HSE compliance and behaviour organisationally starts from the top down, we would ask the following questions:
Questions to be asked
What is the senior management commitment to HSE?
Is there senior management recognition of the need to improve and the consequences of not doing so?
Is there a clear direction for HSE within the business that is communicated and understood?
How is responsibility for HSE communicated and enforced within the business?
Is there a process for collecting and analysing HSE incidents?
There must be an acceptance by the leadership team that there is a need to improve.
Create an improvement plan.
The Senior management take responsibility for driving the plan.
Be clear on the consequences of non-compliance and disciplined and consistent on their application.
The change in mind-set starts top down. The values and behaviours exhibited by the management team will permeate through the business.