SCSC - Group: Safety Culture

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“The safety culture of an organisation is the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behaviour that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an organisation’s safety management system (within the overall business management system).”

Adapted from ACSNI Human Factors Study Group: Third report - Organising for safety HSE Books 1993

Working Group Purpose

Safety Culture Working Group (SCWG) seeks to ‘Improve safety culture in safety critical organisations focussed on product and functional safety, by sharing examples and latest approaches collated from real life case studies’.

The Terms of Reference for the working group are available to registered members or on request from the group leader.


SCWG's current focus is to improve the following specific aspects of Safety Culture:

  • Measuring Safety Culture
  • Independent and repeatable assessment of Safety Culture
  • Safety Culture between organisations
  • Safety Culture in boards of large corporate organisations
  • Safety Culture in teams developing safety critical systems


If you would like to become a member of the SCWG, please contact the group leader.

Membership is open to all, and we welcome members from all areas of industry, academia, regulatory and everything in between.


The group meets every 6 weeks remotely due to Covid restrictions in place. Normally, face-to-face meetings are proposed at least 4 times a year. Meetings are advertised in the SCSC events diary and details are available to registered members of the SCWG.


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