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Assessments

DEKRA Assessments

There is nothing as frustrating as putting considerable energy into improving both safety performance and process safety risk improvement, only to see that the target results either do not improve or even get worse. What’s more frustrating is seeking an independent assessment only to get an excess of findings or recommendations with no roadmap forward.

The DEKRA Exposure Reduction™ assessment will give you the roadmap you need. Using an approach validated by science and proven by real world application, clients receive concise and understandable findings, a small number of strategic recommendations, and a tactical plan.

In fact, DEKRA offers a comprehensive, organization-wide assessment that explores all the elements that influence the level of exposure in an organization and factors that can inhibit improvement. The assessment can be customized to evaluate personal safety, process safety, worker well-being, or all three. The elements that are studied through the various assessment methodologies include culture, governance, human performance reliability, leadership, performance management, safety enabling systems, risk management effectiveness, and the situation at the working interface.

If a comprehensive assessment is more than you need, DEKRA also offers a targeted assessment to explore one or more facets of organizational functioning, or to understand a specific type of exposure in your occupational or process safety portfolio.

The mission of the DEKRA Assessment is to provide clarity to organizational leadership by giving them the information they need to allow for the development of a tactical plan that gives the organization the greatest opportunity to achieve its objectives.

The DEKRA Assessment is designed for organizations:

  • Struggling to improve.
  • Wanting to evolve their culture and leadership
  • Wanting to make faster gains.
  • Wanting to understand the health of their process safety program.
  • Struggling with resourcing and maintaining focus on the organization’s highest and most impactful risks.
  • Frustrated with a lack of sustainability.
  • Suffering life altering injuries or fatalities.
  • On the journey to becoming a learning organization.
  • Interested in total worker well-being.
  • Needing a road map to effectively drive organizational change to reduce exposure and risk.

The DEKRA Approach

DERM Model

DEKRA does not perform assessments to organizations, instead we perform assessments with an organization.

First, we listen. We need to know what the organization wants to learn and achieve. We do this by partnering with organizational leadership to assure the assessment is successful at answering the critical questions being asked. We also work collaboratively with a team to assure the assessment goes smoothly. But more importantly, this team works with their DEKRA partners to narrow and refine the strategic recommendations and to develop a tactical implementation plan. DEKRA does this while keeping our independence and objectivity.

The DEKRA comprehensive assessment methodology includes:

  • Deep Data Analytics
  • Executive interviews
  • System Reviews including:
    • Governance
    • Human performance reliability
    • Hazard Identification and Risk Management
    • Performance management
    • Safety Management Systems
  • Cultural survey and focus group to collect qualitative data
  • Workplace observations and evaluations focused on understanding:
    • Robustness of system implementation
    • Working Interface Factors influencing safe decision making

Which Assessment Is Right For You?

Organizational Culture Diagnostic Instrument (OCDI)

The OCDI measures a specific set of factors predictive of safety performance using survey data as well as data from leadership and staff interviews and focus groups. This methodology yields a comprehensive overview of the status quo and helps articulate the link between culture and the behavior of individuals and workgroups.

Leadership Diagnostic Instrument (LDI)

The Leadership Diagnostic Instrument is designed to bridge the gap between leaders' potential and their present performance. The LDI gives them a clear picture of both where they are and where they want to go, enabling them to plan their developmental journey and track their progress along the way.

Seven Elements of Exposure

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