Measuring Health and Safety

Measuring Health and Safety

CHASNZ’s priority is to improve the lives of workers in the New Zealand construction industry by reducing harm and improving health, safety and well-being.

How we direct our efforts most effectively is often about getting good signals from our business as to what is going right and what needs exta attention.

CHASNZ has made these simple but effective tools available for free use across the New Zealand construction sector. They can be used to gain an independent view as to how health and safety is perceived by the workforce and used as tools to pinpoint risk areas and drive improvement.

Client Leadership Framework
Tool

This is a free online diagnostic tool. The results will help you to
understand your company and learn how to improve your
company’s leadership framework

CHASNZ’s priority is to improve the lives of workers in the New Zealand construction industry by reducing harm and improving health, safety and well-being.

How we direct our efforts most effectively is often about getting good signals from our business as to what is going right and what needs exta attention.

CHASNZ has made these simple but effective tools available for free use across the New Zealand construction sector. They can be used to gain an independent view as to how health and safety is perceived by the workforce and used as tools to pinpoint risk areas and drive improvement.

Confidential Safety Climate
Survey

This is a free tool where you can understand your company or site’s
safety climate and focus on actions that reduce the risk for future
accidents.

The CHASNZ climate survey tool is based on a body of research primarily conducted in 2019 (Probst et al., 2019) and available in the Journal of Safety Research. It focused on eight safety climate factors:

1. Demonstrating management commitment

2. Aligning and integrating safety as a value

3. Ensuring accountability at all levels

4. Improving site safety leadership

5. Empowering and involving workers

6. Improving communication

7. Training at all levels

8. Encouraging owner/client involvement

There is strong agreement in academic literature that safety climate is directly linked to employee perceptions of management commitment to health and safety (Beus et al, 2010), therefore the tool has been modified to account for this and to ensure it is suitable for New Zealand Construction industry use, in particular small businesses that make up our sector.

How to use the tool

The tool may be used at a business wide, site or team level and is free. In using this tool you agree that CHASNZ can use your date for research purposes, however all results are anonymous.

The organiser registers the business and their own details. A randomly generated link will be sent to the organiser who then must share this link with the participants. At the end of the nominated survey period a report will be sent directly to the organiser. Results of the survey should be discussed with the participant group and plans agreed around where actions need to be taken.

Your report will detail your company’s overall safety climate maturity and identify strengths and areas for potential growth. It also benchmarks your anonymised data against other companies.

For feedback or questions on the tool please get in touch at contact us