Sample Survey Questions: Safety Climate

Following are some sample questions to help you develop a safety climate survey for your organization. Questions are organized into key topic areas and include one demographic question.

Demographic

Which of the following best describes the type of driving you do while working:

  • Commercial driver
  • Drive daily to clients, customers or suppliers
  • Drive weekly to meetings or for other work-related purposes
  • Drive occasionally (i.e., less than once/week)
Questions Always Sometimes Maybe
Communications
Safety issues and concerns are openly discussed between employees and managers/supervisors.
Employees are consulted on vehicle/driver safety improvements that are under consideration.
Procedures
Safety procedures relating to motor vehicle usage are clearly communicated.
Safety procedures relating to motor vehicle usage are complete and well described.
Employees are informed when changes are made to the working environment such as to the vehicle, its maintenance or garaging procedures.
Work Pressure
Time schedules for completing work projects are realistic.
Unplanned increases in workload can be accommodated so they do not compromise driving safety.
Management Commitment
Ensuring the safety of employees while they are driving is central to management’s values and philosophies.
Management does what they expect employees to do.
Safety Rules
Safety rules relating to the use of motor vehicles can be followed without conflicting with the expectations of supervisors and managers.
Safety rules relating to the use of motor vehicles are followed when a job is rushed.
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