The Health & Safety Indicator (HSI) for assessing safe workplaces

With ACC levies being calculated against organisations compliance and focus on safe workplaces, an even greater number of organisations are aiming to reduce the incidence of health and safety incidents and workplace accidents.  Strange how the threat of financial reward or penalty adds impetus to doing the right thing for your staff!

While the environment and safety culture of an organisation play a vital role in fostering and maintaining safe workplaces , personnel factors are also critically important. The Health & Safety Indicator (HSI) assesses a range of ability and personality characteristics that represent an individual’s tendency towards safe behaviour in the workplace environment.

Easily obtainable through an online assessment that takes just 15 minutes to complete, employers can readily assess the likelihood of job candidates and current staff to comprehend,  value and adhere to the processes and practices that maintain safe workplaces.

What the HSI Measures:

The HSI is a combination of targeted personality and ability measures in one assessment which allows for the identification of health and safety risk factors. It includes an overall score as well as overall ability and personality scores. The ability components are timed whereas the personality components are not. Specific measures include:


• Understanding instructions

• Checking and attention to detail

• Understanding the safety environment


• Safety motivation

• Safety diligence

• Adherence to rules

• Openness to guidance

• Safety confidence

• Safety composure

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