• Compass Safety Web-based Safety Perception Survey Software

  • Do-it Yourself Survey Guidebook

Compass Safety Web-based Safety Perception Survey Software

 (a do-it-yourself survey option).

Few people would allow their doctor to operate on them without a solid diagnosis of their health problem. Similarily, health and safety professionals should not attempt to manage health and safety without first obtaining clear direction of what needs to be done in order to improve.  A well constructed and properly administered safety perception survey will provide you with all the information you need to improve health and safety in your company. When you conduct a safety perception survey, you need to first ensure that you have all of the proper tools so that you can be certain your survey is administered right the first time. Many companies have tried to administer safety perception surveys and have failed. They failed because they either didn’t have the required knowledge needed to administer the survey properly, didn’t have an appropriate database to manage the volumes of data typically generated from the survey process or, they hired a consulting company offering survey services that also was not properly equipped to survey. If you work with Compass we guarantee your survey will succeed.


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Client Survey Options

Large companies, conglomerates, union, safety associations

This survey application was developed to meet the needs of large and small organizations. For large clients such as insurance companies and safety associations the Compass survey application can administer group industry or association specific surveys to their members and then bench mark individual company survey findings against those of the group.  For example, the ABC Mining Association can make an association specific survey available to members that allows them to benchmark their results against the mining industry. More importantly, our survey application was designed to allow companies to modify a standard survey to meet their own continuous improvement needs and include or exclude the scores to the modified survey.  Here is an example of how the process works for larger organizations.  

  • Compass works with the organization to develop a survey or surveys from our master question list.  Additional organization specific questions are incorporated into the survey.
  • The organizations’ survey(s) is made available to members under the organizations’ umbrella that has been set up in the database.
  • On an as need basis, the organizations’ survey is set up for the individual member companies under a member specific code.
  • Our survey process is do-it-yourself but Compass guides each company or organization through the survey process to ensure each survey is successful.
  • Survey respondents log onto the Compass survey site and respond to the organizations’ survey.
  • Once all respondents have completed the survey, the reports are made available to the company.
  • Compass receives a payment from the association or member company based on the number of survey respondents.

Here is some additional information about the process:

  • The survey application incorporates some powerful bench marking options that allows companies to compare their survey findings against others in their industry/group, as well as against all of the respondents’ data collected in the database. 
  • Recognizing that every company has their own specific survey needs, we developed the survey application so that companies could add additional company specific questions to a standardized group survey.  Then we added the ability to toggle in or out the results of specific questions.  This allows individual companies to meet the group standardized survey requirements but also their company specific requirements.  This approach is unique and refreshing option from the “on size fits all” approach generally offered.  
  • We also recognize that large organizations have employees that may find it more comfortable to respond to a survey in their own language.  Therefore, we added the option to survey in over a hundred different languages.  
  • Our database is extremely flexible. Each client can select and print only the reports that serve their purpose. For example, if you choose not to include the Employee Comments report that reveals every respondent comments to every question, you can select a less revealing report that summarizes the comments into a percent positive or negative Comments Pie Chart.  
  • We work with every client and make certain they follow the survey administration process and are using the survey application properly.  We charge a nominal fee per survey respondent to ensure each survey is administered properly.  
  • Our do-it-yourself guide book can also be tailored to meet each Association/Organization’s specific needs.  The Association’s survey guide book can then be provided to all survey administrators as their step by step survey guide.
  • The guidebook can be used as the basis for survey administer training.  
  • The database can easily be tailored to help conduct health and safety management system audits.  The interview process is very costly, may be bias and employees may be guarded in responding to interview questions.  Surveys can be used to gather interview information.

There are no contracts to sign.  Try the approach and if you like it, use it again.  We have drastically reduced the pricing for database users in this option.  Call us to discuss your survey needs.  Your organization may qualify for a FREE TRIAL SURVEY.  

 Individual companies

Individual companies are welcome to use our survey application.  We treat all of our clients the same. We will help them create a survey that works for their company, walk them through the survey administration process and give them tips on reporting and analysis. Individual companies also benefit from our applications ability to bench mark against other companies, survey in different languages, flexible reports, etc.

Commission for Referrals

We offer a generous finders fee for individuals that help bring us new survey clients. If you make a solid referral to us that leads to a new survey client, such as an individual company or industry group (e.g. safety association or union), you will receive a percentage of the sales.  Call us and we will discuss these details with you.


Do-it-Yourself (9 step) Survey Guidebook

We have literally written the book on how to conduct a safety perception survey.  We have taken all the mystery out of a process that has been the exclusive domain of expensive consultants. If you are not using our safety perception software be cetain you know how to properly administer a safety perception survey before you start. There are a number of ways the survey process can fail and if you fail once it will reflect badly on the process. You may never get another opportunity to conduct a survey in your company.  Our how to book entitled “YES YOU CAN… Conduct your own safety perception survey” will guide you through the process, step by step, on how to develop and administer your own survey. The book contains details on our 9 step process. Here are the steps:

  • Develop
  • Sample
  • Test
  • Communicate
  • Administer
  • Analyze
  • Validate
  • Obtain Feedback
  • Re-evaluate

This 9 step do-it-yourself process is the key to a successful survey experience.  For more information on the 9 steps you may refer to our article that was published in Professional Safety, ASSE at this permalink.

Instructors: If you are instructing a course containing information on safety perception surveys you may want to consider using our guidebook.  The book contains a workshop that is linked to our survey demo site. Students can demonstrate what they have learned in class by work on the workshop and view applicable reports on our website.  Not only does this allow them to create and work with data reports but also analyze the data and then compare their analysys to ours.

Yes you can conduct your own safety perception survey book.

Guidebook:  YES YOU CAN…Conduct your own safety perception survey 


Safety Perception Survey Book


We have re-written the “YES YOU CAN…Conduct your own safety perception survey” guidebook.  Our first edition was only 74 pages but subsequent editions have been expanded.  This 4th edition is 203 pages.  It is recommended reading for consultants offering safety perception survey services and anyone that might be required to lead the survey process for their company.  This book provides clear direction on how to develop, administer and analyze your own safety perception survey results.  If your survey goal is to help you improve your  health and safety culture, you need to read this book. Here is a summary of what the book contains:

  • 203 pages of information on how to conduct your own survey
  • A sample survey you can use or modify to suit your needs
  • Information on how to frame survey questions or statements
  • An explanation of the sampling strategies
  • Options and directions on survey administration
  • Tips on analyzing and reporting the data
  • A workshop to test your survey knowledge
  • Take a look at the Table of Contents
  • Take a look at a sample of the book contents

$32.00 CDN (plus s&h)


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There is no survey database anywhere that is as flexible and comprehensive as the Compass Safety Perception Survey!