Port Volunteers Needed to Test Innovative New Ports Safety Culture Survey

Published: Friday, September 4, 2020 - 14:52

As some members may be aware, PSS, together with the ports sector, is in partnership with the University of Bath to develop the first PhD level safety climate survey tool. It will be the first of its kind to be made by ports, for ports. After nearly three years of painstaking research and development, the survey has reached a critical stage, requiring volunteers from all areas of the industry to help test the questions. 

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How to Take the Survey:

Your own organisation may well be participating and request your involvement. Alternatively, if you would like to take part directly, please follow the links below.

 

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The collective evidence from the Survey Tool will also highlight sector wide opportunities that can benefit from shared industry action. Together, the organisational and national outcomes will raise standards in UK ports to a brand-new level.”  

David BrownChair of Port Skills and Safety 

The Journey so Far 

The survey is the work of PhD researcher David Walter, who members may remember meeting at the PSSG event at the beginning of the project in 2018. Since then, David has completed thirty-five one-to-one interviews across England and Wales, as well as two focus groups with port employees from a range of port ownership models. Despite the backdrop of Covid-19, work has continued apace to the point where a shortlist of questions has been finalised directly addressing the themes raised in these seminars.

The answers you give will allow David to assess this shortlist and create a shorter, definitive version of the survey to be rolled out in the new year. For this stage of testing to be effective, we are looking for between two hundred and three hundred anonymous participants from all areas of the ports sector. The greater the diversity of volunteers, the better the results will be. 

  The survey can be completed, in about 15 minutes, on a PC, laptop, or mobile device.

Looking to the Future 

The result of your time and effort will be an online Safety Climate Survey Tool that will allow organisations to capture employees’ perceptions of safety in their places of work. The data collected will then enable ports to create tailored activities to anticipate areas of concern and enhance their own health and safety cultures. The survey not only highlights potential areas of concern but provides quantifiable evidence to measure success in addressing them. 

By working with University of Bath, not only do we guarantee full academic rigour, but we also ensure that anyone who takes part can do so in full confidence that their replies will be secure and they will remain anonymous.

 

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