Measure employee attitudes and establish the baseline you need to begin improving your safety culture with our Safety Perception Survey.

Because attitudes affect actions, the Safety Perception Survey (SPS) places emphasis on what employees think and believe. Measuring gaps between manager and front line worker viewpoints, the SPS creates a baseline from which to begin improvements. To keep the momentum, Caterpillar Safety Services supports you by prescribing action items, providing learning resources, facilitating workshops and training your trainers on ideological topics.

The survey includes a total of 73 yes-no questions, which can be administered online or by traditional pencil-to-scan forms. These can be supplemented with onsite interviews for even greater insight.


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The mere process of having everyone respond to the same series of questions unites. It says, "This is important. We want to know what you think."

From a pure technical standpoint, the survey establishes a baseline measurement of employee attitudes and perceptions across 20 statistically validated Safety Culture Indicators. Its results present a clear barometer of the health and condition of an organization's safety culture, as well as:

  • Pinpoints strengths and weaknesses of statistically proven incident-prevention factors.
  • Anchors a long-term strategy to achieve a safety culture of sustainable excellence.
  • Exposes how well executive-level leadership goals and values reach front-line workers.
  • Identifies safety system improvements that will fine-tune processes that drive performance.
  • Establishes priorities that build on strengths and overcome weaknesses.

Not wanting to administer a written survey? We also offer onsite interviews…
Caterpillar Safety Services Onsite Interviews gather insight at the individual level, one qualitative interview at a time. Through data from interviews, you’re able to identify your greatest strengths and your most troubling vulnerabilities that impact the “health and condition” of safety management. Whether used as a tool to compliment the Safety Perception Survey or as a stand-alone process, the interview and follow-up analysis establishes clear focus and steps toward change.

Outcomes of Onsite Interviews:

  • Encourage an open exchange of ideas and perspectives.
  • Identify attitudes and perceptions that are inhibiting safety excellence.
  • Provide a place for personnel to be heard.
  • Communicate safety as a core-value priority.
  • Obtain buy-in and get greater participation.
  • Address any possible gaps between management and employees.
  • Provide a first-step assessment in the change process.



Caterpillar wants each of our customers to arrive Safely home. Everyone. Every day.™ Wherever you are in your safety journey, Caterpillar Safety Services can provide you the tools, resources and knowledge to develop a sustainable culture of safety excellence.

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