The Air Force Combined Mishap Reduction System (AFCMRS) is a safety culture survey tool that allows commanders to assess the safety of their units by anonymously surveying member’s attitudes and perceptions. AFCMRS is a web-based survey that can be conducted at the squadron, group, wing, NAF, and MAJCOM levels. Survey items focus on organizational processes, organizational climate, resources, and supervision. Respondents provide Likert scores or direct comments to survey questions. Results of the surveys allow commanders to compare their unit to other anonymous units and analyze their own data.
Squadron commanders have said, “The survey enabled me to appoint personnel who were informal leaders into critical roles to help fill identified gaps. Numerous candid conversations with staff occurred that focused on transparency of operations and commander intent.”
Another said, “I was blown away by the survey results and the user interface for analyzing those results. The out brief was quite informative and helped my leadership team focus our efforts.”
Please reach out to the AFCMRS branch of the Human Factors Division if you think AFCMRS can help your unit’s safety culture.