ARM Survey Uses
The Accident Risk Management Survey is used widely around the world to identify higher risk applicants prior to placing them into safety sensitive positions.
Higher risk areas and applicants can be identified prior to placement into hazardous environments and assist new employee selection, orientation and training.
The ARM is one of the most objective and non-discriminatory methods of selection. However, it should not be used as the only factor in making a hiring or placement decision. The ARM should be used in conjunction with other measures such as interviews, reference checks, work history, job knowledge, safety record, training, etc.
The ARM Survey is Not
The ARM is not a personality assessment.
The ARM is not and does not measure or correlate with any personality traits, personal values, life style preferences or political/social perceptions. The ARM also does not measure intellectual potential, aptitudes, general knowledge or specific skills. The ARM exclusively measures safety awareness factors that are correlated with safety behaviour and outcomes.
The ARM is not a test.
Tests have right and wrong answers - the ARM does not. There is a wide range of possible answers on the ARM. They are open to many and varied views and judgments that are neither right nor wrong in and of themselves. The ARM determines safety awareness or risk level based on the interpretation of many items in each scale.
ARM is not industry specific.
The ARM is not specific or biased towards any industry. ARM measures "human error" potential due to a lack of safety awareness across all industries. Clearly, the more hazardous the work environment or the greater the responsibility in directing work procedures or behaviour of other people, the more vital higher safety awareness is to maintain a safe working environment.