Developing a "culture of safety"


The UN Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, the predecessor to the Sendai Framework, had five priorities. Strand three directly called for the development of a “culture of safety”, as follows: “use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels”. As Hopkins (for literature reference see original source document) states, the approach has to go hand-in-hand with a clear understanding that institutions themselves must lead by example: “…it is only if the organisational element is seen as a fundamental, that the concept of safety culture can be of any value in avoiding disaster in hazardous industries”.

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