A survey of the safety climate is the first stage in the assessment process. This involves a questionnaire which is distributed for completion. by as many workers and managers as possible in order to represent the views of all groups of workers.
The 2011 Nordic climate questionnaire was developed and validated in 5 Nordic countries. Its use will enable the NSW mining and extractives industry to benchmark against mines operating in other countries and with other industries.
The NOSACQ-50 database currently contains nearly 3000 completed questionnaires from 10 NSW mines-quarries.
The radar graph below displays the lowest mean score (Green line) and highest mean score (Red line) obtained and the sites average (blue line).