Conducting analyses
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Guidance on conducting analyses

RSSB’s toolkit permits a range of automatic analyses of survey responses via the ‘Analyse/Reports’ Functions menu.

We recommend a ‘top down' approach to conducting analyses (see below) and to only run more detailed reports and selections when prompted by an issue revealed, or by an area of specific interest (ie. to investigate an issue identified by an audit or investigation).

The main benefits of conducting a survey are to gain an overall impression of the safety culture within an organisation and to identify relative strengths and deficiencies as an aid to further improvement. The main overview is obtained by:

• Selecting the default options in the ‘Standard reports’ Function menu to run an overall assessment report for the whole company. This will provide an indication of the overall/company average safety culture development level and relative strengths and weaknesses across all factors/questions, roles, locations and departments.

• Comparing up to 6 roles, departments or locations to identify relative strengths and weaknesses across all factors.

• Generate an industry benchmarking report to compare anonymous company results against companies in the same sector.

It is also possible to compare between 2 and 6 of your own company surveys, across all factors, and/or on a specific factor or question, using ‘Build reports’ in the Functions menu.

Further analyses can then be conducted to investigate any marked differences in responses or to gain additional insights into a particular factor or topic of interest.

We recommend that very detailed analyses (e.g. using ‘industry experience’ level) are only generated in response to a definite need.

The toolkit will not generate reports for any selection containing fewer than 6 responses to preserve respondent confidentiality.