Assessment Task 2
John has hired your group to come up with five recommendations as to how he can create a ‘safety culture’ within Plum Smallgoods. He has asked for a comprehensive Report that he can give to the Board of Directors. The Report should:
- Briefly outline the legal responsibilities that employers have to ensure a safe workplace
- Define the term ‘safety culture’ (drawing on appropriate academic literature)
- Explain how a safety culture can improve safety behaviours of employees (drawing on appropriate academic literature)
- Identify five recommendations that Plum Smallgoods should implement to improve the safety culture within the organisation. These recommendations may incorporate multiple HRM functions, including performance management, rewards, training and development, recruitment and job design. For each recommendation, a clear explanation about how this will lead to improved safety behaviours should be provided.