Safety Culture Assessment

Measure your safety culture maturity and readiness for change

Safety Culture Assessment Outcomes

About the Safety Culture Assessment

Our Safety Culture Assessment Tool was first developed in 2003 and has been used successfully by organisations in Australia and abroad in a variety of industries, providing an extensive database which provides benchmarks against which any organisation can measure their performance. The method for evaluation considers both the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of data. The quantitative component is an online or hardcopy survey that discovers what your people are thinking. The qualitative component is a series of interviews and focus groups which explore why people have these perceptions. It also includes onsite observations such as observing meetings, people interactions, work environments, physical processes and a desktop review of key documents. Integrating these processes provides us with a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s safety culture.

What's Covered in the Safety Culture Assessment Tool

The safety culture assessment program evaluates six elements of safety culture:

Safety Culture Assessment Format

Safety Culture Measurement Tool - Background

The key to any successful change program is starting with a thorough understanding of the current state and readiness for change.

Safety culture is no different – it is critical to know where you are now to help you develop a roadmap to get you to where you want to be. Equally as important is understanding your organisation’s readiness and appetite for change which will help you decide where best to focus energy and resources to achieve the desired change.

Safety culture measurement tool will provide will provide you with data to enable you to make important decisions. To ensure the data is reliable, meaningful and validated, our Safety Culture Diagnosis uses integrated data methods evaluated at a number of levels within the organisation which is benchmarked across other industries and organisations. In our experience, even organisations with a deep understanding of their culture and current challenges are surprised by the insights presented by our experts after conducting a Safety Culture Diagnosis.

Why use Jonah Group for your Safety Culture Measurement Tool

Jonah Group’s experts know safety. Not just because they have studied it – but because they have lived it.


In 1999, founders Nada and Robert Wentzel were involved in a horrific accident that left them burned and scarred. The accident led to a life-long inquiry to discover why smart people are capable of such mistakes.


Today, they share that knowledge with leaders from the boardroom to the front line, driving real change in people’s attitudes, behaviour and mindset – and ensuring safety and well-being. In a world where more than 2 million die every year from work-related accidents and disease, safety is Jonah Group’s mission.


Whether psychological or physical health and safety mental health or physical safety, Jonah Group’s experts help people understand, teach people the science of decision-making, risk and human error risk and in doing so, build safety leadership capability to help leaders create and help leaders build sustainable cultures of safety.

Jonah Group. Saving Lives. Protecting business.


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Safety Culture Assessment - FAQs

A safety culture assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an organisation’s safety culture, focusing on various aspects such as leadership, policy, systems, performance, relationships, and personal ownership. The purpose of this assessment is to identify strengths and weaknesses, develop targeted safety strategies, and understand employees’ perceptions of safety.

The safety culture assessment tool combines quantitative and qualitative methods, including staff surveys, one-on-one interviews, and focus groups. This approach provides a detailed understanding of an organisation’s safety culture, allowing for targeted improvements and measuring progress over time.

A safety culture assessment is essential for organisations to accurately assess their current safety culture and track improvements. By identifying areas of strength and weakness, organisations can develop targeted strategies to enhance safety, reduce risks, and ensure employee well-being.

The safety culture risk assessment helps organisations understand their employees’ perceptions of safety, the effectiveness of their safety systems, and the role of leadership in promoting a strong safety culture. This knowledge enables organisations to focus on areas requiring improvement, reducing the risk of accidents and promoting a safer work environment.

Yes, the safety culture assessment tool can be adapted to suit the specific requirements of your organisation. By tailoring the assessment to your unique context, the tool can more effectively identify areas for improvement and help you develop targeted safety strategies.

The frequency of conducting a safety culture assessment depends on the organisation’s size, industry, and specific needs. Regular assessments, typically every 1-2 years, are recommended to track progress and ensure continuous improvement in your organisation’s safety culture.