Is Safety-II the way forward?

What is Safety-II?

Safety-II is the next step for business in the move away from the essential focus on what goes wrong, to how often things go right. As a result, Safety-II is far more engaging, interactive and collaborative than a mere compliance approach. 

First discussed by Erik Hollnagel in 2011, Safety-II bridges the gap between enterprise risk management, safety compliance and performance management.

With Safety-II you move from minimum standards to empowering your people to be proactive and own the standards of safety within their work. Safety-II is less prescriptive, more leadership focussed, and as a result has fewer layers of process, making your organisation more agile. 

If you want an agile, performance focussed safety culture, Safety-II is the next step for your organisation.

How will I know I need Safety-II?

If you have reached a point where knowledge and responsibility is high, process is a burden, or people tend to skip through process to speed up the work. You need a fresh approach, you need Safety-II.

When you talk about safety with your people do you generally ask about failure? Questions like:

  • What went wrong?
  • Was our response appropriate?
  • Did we work out the fault that caused of the event?
  • Did the action or inaction of people cause the failure?

Our team at C-Suite Safety Solutions will work with you to move the dial toward a more positive, performance approach. 

How does Safety-II improve our results?

Our team works with you to move the thinking from blame and fault to understanding why and proactive empathetic leadership.

Teams that are empowered, and have the ability to own their own way of working, are more productive and have fewer incidents. It can be difficult to make a move to this way of thinking without outside help.

Work with us to improve your confidence, your diligence and real-world leadership for your day-to-day operations. 

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