Table 1

 Levels of organisational safety culture

Level of organisational safety cultureCharacterisation
Level 1:PathologicalWhy do we need to waste our time on risk management and safety issues?
Level 2:ReactiveWe take risk seriously and do something every time we have an incident.
Level 3:CalculativeWe have systems in place to manage all likely risks.
Level 4:ProactiveWe are always on the alert, thinking about risks that might emerge.
Level 5:GenerativeRisk management is an integral part of everything we do.