The Caliber Safety Difference
Caliber Safety helps business leaders remove roadblocks to optimize performance and accelerate the development of organizational cultures that empower employees across all levels to be innovative and engaged in their approach to work and safety. We believe that by improving how organizations manage safety, leaders can also maximize operational success through improved communication, analysis, planning and execution of work.
A critical step to unlocking your organization’s potential for safety performance excellence is the establishment and alignment of management structures, systems and processes necessary to “get work done safely”.
The structure outlines the formal organization, i.e. the allocation of power and responsibilities and the mechanisms of communication, coordination, and control. This defines how the organizational mission should be accomplished and by whom.
The culture is the basic assumptions, the underlying beliefs, perceptions, and values. The processes are the primary and supporting processes (what people say and do) going on in the entire organisation.
As Sidney Dekker says, “a system isn’t automatically safe; people have to create safety through practice at all levels of the organization”. Asking people to “be safe” is insufficient. Organization’s on a mission to improve safety performance should seek an understanding of how an organization’s structure and processes impact performance, and through greater understanding work in more impactful ways to achieve positive change.