HQ Survey

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SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. ALL survey items must be answered.
  2. Once all survey items are completed, click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
  3. When you have submitted the survey, a "Thank You" note will appear.
Please select one:
  
7-Digit PIN:
Your rank/grade
Your age
Your Job
Your Force Component
Total years relevant experience
Your time in this HQ/unit
Your Service/Organisation
The Safety Management Plan for my organisation (Cmd/Group/Stn) is used to guide how we manage safety.
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The Safety Management Plan for my organisation is fit for purpose (clear, unambiguous and reflects accurately how we undertake safety management).
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The Safety Management Plan for my organisation is easy to locate.
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Personnel in this HQ refer to higher level Safety Management Plans (e.g. SDH SMP (RAF AP8000), ODH SMP) to ensure that our activity is compliant with higher level safety policy.
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Higher level Safety Management Plans are easy to locate.
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Higher level Safety Management Plans are fit for purpose (clear and unambiguous).
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On appointment to this HQ individuals are made aware of their safety responsibilities in a formal and auditable manner.
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This HQ has an effective means by which it identifies current and potential hazards.
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This HQ implements appropriate control measures to mitigate risks to levels that are both tolerable and ALARP.
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This HQ draws on diverse sources of information in a coordinated manner to identify and understand hazards and potential risk scenarios.
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Safety analysis undertaken by or on behalf of this HQ is comprehensive and robust.
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This HQ undertakes a structured programme of self-audits on its processes and procedures.
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This HQ’s Safety Management System is audited by a third party assurance body in accordance with a documented audit plan.
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This HQ has effective means by which it gains safety assurance of subordinate formations.
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Orders owned by this HQ are adequately reviewed for on-going validity and compliance with higher level policy and regulation.
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The safety forums chaired by this HQ are effective.
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The safety forums attended by this HQ are effective.
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All significant decisions made by this HQ take due account of the advice of safety SMEs.
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This HQ draws on the support of the Safety Centre staff (RAF Safety Centre/Stn Safety Centre/Both) to assist in its efforts to promote high standards within the HQ.
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This HQ gives proper consideration to safety issues across all aspects of its operation.
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This HQ firmly resists demands that cannot reasonably be met within the available resource in a manner that is both safe and sustainable.
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Any direction given by this HQ to surge is always carefully managed with a clear backstop and recovery phase built in to the planning.
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The leadership in this HQ demonstrate a clear commitment to safety.
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Personnel in this HQ have a clear understanding of their responsibilities in delivering a robust Safety Management System.
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This HQ is effective at providing support to subordinate formations to address issues that are outside the subordinate formations ability to resolve.
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The opinions of all personnel in this HQ are respected irrespective an individual’s rank.
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The departments in this HQ communicate well with each other.
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This HQ communicates well with its senior HQ.
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This HQ communicates well with peer formations.
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This HQ communicates well with subordinate formations.
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This HQ communicates well with Duty Holder facing organisations.
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Within my department there is a good understanding of Just Culture principles and the different approaches required for managing errors, mistakes, and violations.
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Within my department there is a good understanding of Human Factors principles.
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Personnel in this HQ have adequate opportunity to refresh Human Factors knowledge.
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The department in which I work performs to a high standard.
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My department works well as a team.
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Morale in this HQ is high.
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This HQ has appropriate expertise to undertake its safety functions effectively.
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Personnel in this HQ are used flexibly to deliver best effect based on their expertise rather than rank.
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Gapping of posts in this HQ is not affecting its ability to manage safety effectively.
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The equipment and IT provided within this HQ are fit for purpose and serviceable.
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The software provided contributes to me working effectively.
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My work environment is conducive to good quality and safe working (temperature, lighting, noise levels, etc.).
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This HQ promotes regular, structured, and meaningful ‘safety days’ (or equivalent) in subordinate formations.
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This HQ rewards its individuals for notable safety related behaviours/acts.
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This HQ rewards individuals from subordinate formations for notable safety related behaviours/acts.
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This HQ actively encourages its subordinate formations to reward safety acts on a local basis.
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This HQ draws on the support of the RAF Safety Centre to assist in its efforts to promote high standards within its subordinate formations.
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The leaders/managers in this HQ understand where the HQ needs to take strategic action to assist its subordinate formations in achieving a strong safety environment.
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The leaders/managers within this HQ set a good example for compliance with policies, rules, and instructions.
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The leaders/managers within this HQ manage change effectively.
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My managers care about my quality of life.
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My biggest safety concern is…
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The most significant actions my HQ could take to improve safety are…
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What is my HQ doing right and why?
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Use this space to comment on any other concerns that you would like to raise.
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