ATSB Aviation Safety Survey - Safety Climate Factors


The aim of this study was to investigate the safety climate1 of Australian aviation as perceived by commercial pilots. To do this, the ATSB sent a survey to 5000 commercial pilots throughout Australia. The survey had two parts: one was a safety climate scale and the other asked about safety experiences during the last year. Demographic information was also sought. This report is limited to the demographic data and the first part of the survey, the safety climate scale. Safety climate perceptions are also reviewed. The safety climate instrument was developed as a generic measure of safety climate for the transport sector. Use of this measure with an aviation sample revealed four factors of safety climate important to aviation - management commitment, training, equipment and maintenance and rules and procedures. Graphs of each factor by flying category (RPT, charter and aerial work) are presented. Most respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that the aspects of safety measured were present in the industry.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication date: 23 May 2004
ISBN: 1 877071 65 X
Publication number: B2003/0122
Related: Human factors
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