Psychological Tests for Safety & Security Professions
Most workplace accidents are caused by human error. In most cases, these incidents have serious consequences such as loss of production or even personal injury. This makes it all the more important to carry out personality tests and cognitive performance tests when selecting and assessing employees for safety-relevant occupations.
Why psychological tests in safety?
In some professions the avoidance of emergency and dangerous situations plays a particularly important role. If a risk situation nevertheless arises, employees must also be able to react quickly and safely. This behaviour is largely determined by the performance level and personality traits of the employees.
By means of psychological testing procedures for these characteristics, predictions can be made about the reactions of applicants in future situations. It can also be important to check these requirements regularly with psychological tests for existing employees.
What characteristics do people need in safety-relevant professions?
Cognitive high performance, motor precision or acting under pressure: In order to identify potential for occupations with high safety relevance, cognitive skills such as logical reasoning, but also psychomotor skills such as reaction speed are tested.
In addition to the performance psychology, personality aspects such as emotional resilience or risk avoidance may also be of interest. With the help of SCHUHFRIED's psychological tests you can do this efficiently and with high quality at the same time!
Relevant test dimensions in the area of safety
Attention is the basic prerequisite for safety-relevant behaviour. Employees with good attention work quickly and accurately, even with monotonous tasks, and thus have a lower risk of overlooking potential sources of danger.
Cognitive abilities are all those abilities that require a certain amount of thinking, such as spatial perception or logical reasoning. These become relevant whenever new or challenging tasks need to be completed, for example when working with heavy machinery or dangerous substances.
Reactive behavior & visual functions
In critical situations where seconds matter, quick perception and quick reaction can make the difference between success and failure. Employees who are very good at it react quickly and correctly, even under stress.
Sensomotor function is the ability to execute targeted movements. This ability is required for tasks in which information from the environment has to be continuously processed and converted into hand movements, for example when steering a crane or a bus.
Work related aspects of personality
In addition to objective performance, the individual personality of employees is also relevant, for example to keep a cool head in stressful dangerous situations or to prevent dangers from arising in the first place through consistent adherence to guidelines.