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Cardinus launches HSL’s Safety Climate tool

Cardinus Risk Management is adding a new tool that measures the overall safety climate within an organisation, to its product portfolio.

The Safety Climate Tool has been developed by the government’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), which is part of the Health and Safety Executive. The tool uses survey methodology to establish the state of health and safety culture in an organisation and staff attitudes. It provides powerful data that allows benchmarking against other organisations and identifies examples of good practice and areas needing improvement.

HSL has selected Cardinus Risk Management to help bring the Safety Climate Tool to the market, believing the tool will provide businesses with vital intelligence that can be used to improve health, safety, staff well-being and productivity.

Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “I am delighted that Cardinus has been selected as the first reselling partner of HSL for the Safety Climate Tool. Over the past few years we have worked hard to deliver a sales model that responds to customer requirements and a product range that truly engages employees in risk mitigation processes. This new arrangement supports our current tactic of delivering a comprehensive risk management portfolio with evidence-based results.

“The Safety Climate Tool is a sophisticated product that perfectly complements the Cardinus range of health and safety services. We think clients will be very excited by the information and analysis the tool will provide. The power of its reporting and the ability to customise it to a customer’s specific requirements mean the Safety Climate Tool is a game-changer in the modern quest for safer, more healthy workplaces.”

Maddie Udall, product sales manager at HSL, explained how the Safety Climate Tool works. “It focuses on understanding the attitudes, values and perceptions of your workforce to help you evaluate how effective your occupational health and safety management is. The 40 statements that make up the body of the survey are underpinned by research that demonstrates that the survey is a reliable and valid psychometric instrument.

“The survey can be tailored towards the organisation, for example by incorporating their company logo and tailoring the terminology. Up to nine demographic questions and an additional six open questions can be added to the survey.

“The tool automatically analyses the data to produce a series of charts and allows detailed filtering. It generates paper and HTML reports.”

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