Cross referenced safety culture elements by scenario

OSCAT has five scenarios with prompt questions linked to a set of safety culture elements and sub-elements.

Positive and negative performance indicators are included to allow for scoring on the sub-elements.

The following table provides an overview of which safety culture sub-elements are assessed within each of the five scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: Safety Concern Identified
  • Scenario 2: Non-Routine / Degraded Operations
  • Scenario 3: Incident Management
  • Scenario 4: Change Management
  • Scenario 5: Management of Safety. 

Safety culture sub-element

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

Scenario 4

Scenario 5

1.1    Safety Message

Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed

Assessed

Assessed

1.2    Actions Support Safety Message

Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

1.3    Visibility

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed

1.4    Time & Resource Commitment

Assessed

 Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed

Assessed

1.5    Decisions

 Not assessed

Assessed 

Assessed

Assessed 

Assessed

1.6    Actions

Assessed 

Not assessed

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

1.7    Encouragement

Assessed

Assessed

Not assessed  Not assessed

Assessed

1.8    Systems

 Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

2.1    Trust

Assessed 

Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed

2.2    Fault Allocation Process

Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed 

Not assessed Not assessed

2.3    Disciplinary Process

Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed

3.1    Employee Reporting Behaviour

Assessed

Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed

3.2    Organisational Reporting Systems

Assessed

Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed

3.3    Feedback

Assessed

 Not assessed

Assessed

Assessed

Not assessed 

3.4    Communication flow

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

4.1    Employee Understanding of Safety Risks

 Not assessed Not assessed  Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

4.2    Proactivity & a Questioning Attitude

Not assessed   Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed

4.3    Management of Risk

Assessed

Not assessed 

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

5.1    Internal Monitoring and Evaluating

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

Assessed

5.2    Systemic Analysis

Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed 

5.3    External Monitoring

Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

5.4    Safety Measurement

Not assessed  Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed 

Assessed

6.1    Staff Involvement in Changes

Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

Not assessed

6.2    Staff involvement in development of policies, systems and procedures

Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed

Assessed

6.3    Staff Involvement in Safety Improvements

Assessed

Assessed

Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed