Safety Risk Profile (SRP)

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Ideal for use with prospective employees and contractors, the Safety Risk Profile (SRP) provides information on some elements of personality as they relate to safety. By providing information about attitudes and perceptions, it highlights areas of strength as well as limitations of job applicants; it can also identify certain qualities which might lead to unsafe behaviour.

The SRP can be used to identify employees who are either low, moderate or high risk in terms of their safety attitudes. Ultimately this can lead to a better hiring decision. The profile offers a thorough interpretation of an applicant’s attitudes and personality traits; it recommends questions that can be asked during an interview to clarify areas of concern. It also offers some management strategies that might be useful in changing the employee’s attitudes and can help to ensure that attitudes don’t result in accidents or injury.

The SRP can be administered online or as a paper based survey.


  • Improve recruitment outcomes and select better employee.
  • Contribute to building an improved safety culture.
  • Highlight areas of strength in the tested applicants as well as areas of limitations. Knowing an applicant’s limitations can be useful by showing how the applicant might be vulnerable to injury or accident.
  • Provides key people with powerful information that can help with hiring, management, training and supervision of new employees.
  • Nominated HR staff members will be provided comprehensive training by Unison Safety so they are competent and confident in their ability to administer and interpret the safety profile of each applicant.
  • Once the applicant has completed the safety profile, there is no delay for you in accessing it. By utilising the online administration system, your organisation has control and independence.
  • Once trained, the company sets a bar for safety.


The Safety Risk Profile measures 9 factors:

  • Pressure for Production: Attitudes toward the relative priorities of safety versus production.
  • It gives you an indication about whether or not potential employees find it acceptable to bend safety standards or cut corners in response to production or time pressures.
  • Personal Commitment: Measures applicant level of willingness to commit to safety, including an assessment of their willingness to take individual responsibility for creating a safe working environment.
  • Attitudes to Rules and Regulations: Includes applicant thoughts relating to rule compliance, including whether rules should be strictly followed or if it is sometimes alright to break a rule.
  • Incident Reporting: Measures applicant-held beliefs about the need to report incidents; also includes a look at views relating to the efficacy of reporting systems.
  • Personal Influence: Measures the degree to which applicants believe they can influence safety attitudes and behaviours of relevant others in the organisation.
  • Satisfaction with Safety Measures: Measures the perception the applicant has toward effectiveness of safety systems.
  • Safety Locus of Control: Measures the sense of control applicants feel about their involvement in incidents and the reasoning they make with regard to incidents. Put another way, it measures how much they believe that any incidents that occur are caused by their own actions or are due to factors that are outside their control.
  • Sensation Seeking: Measures the applicant’s propensity to seek out situations or activities that increase the feeling of adrenalin; seeking out such activities could cause the applicant to overlook control measures that manage risk.
  • Impulse Control: Measures how much the applicant thinks about consequences of their behaviour before acting. The SRP also includes a Social
  • Desirability scale which gives an indication about how open and honest the applicant was while responding to the survey.

With detailed information it gives the ability to identify each applicant’s strengths and limitations and provides an ideal management tool.

Question Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Agree Strongly Agree
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes
It is ok to take small risks at work sometimes