Lessons Learned from Applying Safety Culture Maturity Model in Thailand

Bordin Vongvitayapirom, Punnamee Sachakamol, Hanna Kropsu-Vehkapera, Pekka Kess


Purpose – The purpose of this paper it to provide practitioner and researcher lessons learned from applying a  safety culture maturity model in the oil and gas industry in Thailand. It proposes a  roadmap to improve safety culture maturity in an organization
Design/methodology/approach – A  safety culture maturity of 5 levels was chosen (Hudson’s model) to be applied in oil and gas company, and a  questionnaire survey was conducted with 2,251 employees or 74% of the target group across the company. The results were used to develop a  roadmap to improve the safety culture maturity of the company.
Findings – Results from questionnaire survey showed a  safety culture maturity level of the company is at 3.3, or calculative, with correlations among competency, work planning, worksite techniques, hazard reporting, responsibility and benchmarking elements. Using these findings, a  roadmap was developed into 5 action plans to improve the safety culture maturity level for the company in the long term.
Practical implications – This paper could serve practitioners as a  guideline and a  tool to understand and implement safety culture maturity concept in an organization. Originality/value - This paper also furnishes lesson learned for practitioners in the same and different industries on safety culture maturity implementation and assessment in organizations.


Synergy; Research; Lessons learned; Safety culture maturity; Oil and Gas; Thailand

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/ijsr.2013.2.1-2.5
Date of publication: 2013-07-14 00:00:00
Date of submission: 2015-07-18 02:29:36


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