It’s often said that a safety culture is built from the ground up, but a truly world-class safety culture must start at the top. If you define culture as the collective values, beliefs, attitudes and norms that shape individual behaviours in an organisation, establishing this culture must ­begin with senior management.

Leaders have to commit to continuously improving safety, fostering the success of a safety programme and empowering everyone within the organi­sation to be part of a solution.