Safety culture diagnosis Safety culture diagnosis

Safety culture diagnosis

Safety culture diagnosis

Safety culture diagnosis Safety culture diagnosis


All actors working in, or for, the entity concerned.


You’re not happy with your level of risk management. You’re not satisfied with the progress that has been made with respect to safety; safety performance does not meet your expectations. You’ve tried a lot of things, but you’re not seeing the benefits. You know that basic safety rules are still being broken. There are accidents, and you don’t know what the root causes are.

It’s time to bring new life to your risk management approach and to carry out an objective diagnosis of your safety practices and beliefs. This is the first, key step in any efforts to improve your safety culture.

The diagnosis will encourage all of the actors at your workplace to develop a shared a vision of current perceptions, beliefs and practices and their real impact on risk management. It will help you to:

  • understand the context and history of your entity, and the constraints that it must take into account,
  • make thoughts visible: the diagnosis examines beliefs, perceptions and convictions,
  • understand what you’re currently doing: the diagnosis offers a way to explain safety practices and behaviours, understand difficulties encountered in the workplace and deviations from what is prescribed,
  • ask questions within the organisation about the coherence and alignment between what you think and what you do,
  • identify the levers that can be used to maintain cohesion where it exists and strengthen it where it is weak.




In-depth diagnosis

Draw up a detailed portrait of the safety culture by involving all stakeholders in efforts to develop it.


The basics

Characterise the main attributes of the safety culture in relation to areas identified as needing improvement.


Accident/event analysis

Find the root causes of an event to eliminate them from your organisation.



Icsi’s contribution

  • a proven scientific method
  • various fields of investigation: document analysis, immersion in the field, questionnaires, and interviews
  • feedback at multiple levels: the board of directors, the steering committee, the health and safety committee, branches, professions, etc.



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