Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3654-05)
Unit 501 – Promote A Positive Health And Safety
Learning Outcome 3 – Understand The Importance Of Promoting A Positive Health And Safety Culture Within The Organisation
Candidate’s Name: Trevor Patterson
Assessment Criteria | Explain how you have met the performance criteria |
3.1 describe the nature and role of a positive health and safety culture within the organisation. | The role of a positive health and safety culture in Wales & West Utilities (WWU) is to create an organisational atmosphere where health and safety is understood to be, and is accepted as, the number one priority. According to HSG65 "The safety culture of an organisation is the product of individual and group values , attitudes, perceptions, competencies and patterns of behaviour that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an organisation's health and safety management.A safety culture can also be defined as consisting of shared values (what is important) and beliefs (how things work) that interact with an organisation’s structure and control systems to produce behavioural standards (the way we do things round here). A poor health and safety culture is likely to lead to weaknesses due to problems at the person–work interface, perhaps because of poor training or communication. * There is commitment at all levels. * Safety and health are treated as an investment not a cost. * Safety and health is part of continuous improvement. * Training and information is provided for everyone. * A system for workplace analysis and hazard prevention and control is in place. * The environment in which people work is blame free. |
3.2 describe the existing health and safety culture within the organisation. | The health and safety culture in WWU is of a high standard and would be classed as Level 4, co-operating, according to the Safety Culture Maturity Model (The Keil...