Survey Population

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In setting up a Global Safety Index Profiling Activity (either a Safety Culture Index, Safety Leadership Index and/or a Safety Culture Pulse) there are a number of issues that may be relevant to consider. Consideration of these issues will help ensure the effective setup and successful execution of a safety profiling activity.

Identify who is the intended survey population.

  • Is it the entire organisation or is it a sub-set/sample of a given population within the business?
  • If a sample what size will be statistically representative of the entire population (go to this site to help determine appropriate sample size http://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm)
  • Should the sample be taken from across the business and/or from all levels of the business?
  • Will it include outside contractors?