This concept was initially used in the nuclear power sector. After the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded there was a need to establish a “safety culture” as the most important prerequisite for NPP safety. The scope of the “safety culture” concept has thus extended beyond pure operating activities to cover all activities at NPPs, including senior management and legal and moral aspects. The aim of the concept was to create a national environment in which safety becomes a matter of daily concern.
Today, we are facing an increased need to develop and support the “safety culture” concept in all sectors of the economy. Safety culture is directly related to the human factor. Applying the concept within your company will offer specific tangible benefits for your staff:
- Increased knowledge and competence provided through training
- Increased personal awareness of the importance and priority of safety
- Increased motivation for behaviour and actions that demonstrate self-control at all times
- Improved supervision and control of works affecting safety
- Transparency in operating activities
- Strengthening public confidence in the safe operation of your company
- Support for the establishment and efficient functioning of the occupational safety management structure followed by the allocation of powers and responsibilities
- Support for the development of the required problem response system
We believe that the set of technical and organisational protective measures developed with our help, combined with your company’s commitment to safety culture, will ensure a high level of production safety, as well as public and environmental safety.