Selecting a step
Both SAQs translate the completed questionnaire into a total score in the maturity model of the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL). The score is an indication of the step based on the self-evaluation. No rights may be derived from this. The actual step is determined by a certifying body (CB). This only applies to those products that contain a full audit: SCL Original and SCL. The results from the SCLs are mainly intended to discover how safe and healthy the organisation is and on which themes the organisation still needs to concentrate to improve safety.
How is the score for SAQ Compact calculated?
SAQ Compact translates the completed questions into a score in the maturity model of the Safety Culture Ladder. The results are given separately for each theme and each step. Each question is awarded with either 0, 50 or 100 points. In the final result, the score is expressed as the percentage of the points achieved in relation to the maximum points that can be achieved per step.
Bear in mind that this isn't just about the score. The results are mainly intended to discover how safe and healthy the organisation is and on which themes the organisation needs to concentrate more to improve safety. In this way, the results of SAQ Compact can be used to prepare a GAP analysis. The results can also be used as a topic for discussion. If desired, a conclusion of the group results can also be made.
By using SAQ Compact periodically, you can keep track of the progress and of the actions that have been taken.
How is the score for SAQ Extended calculated?
SAQ Extended translates the completed questionnaire into a score on a specific step of the Safety Culture Ladder. You should have indicated this step beforehand.
You need to achieve at least 70, 75 or 80% of the maximum score. The step in question will then turn green. Your organisation will have met the requirements for a specific step if:
- the minimum requirements for each company aspect of that step and of all previous steps have been met (if you choose step 3, for example, you also need to attain the minimum score for step 2), and
- the sum of the weighted scores for all of the company aspects of the step meets the minimum requirement for that step. The percentage varies from one step to another (70, 75 or 80%).