Behaviour-Based Safety Training

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Health and safety technology and procedures are very important aspects of health and safety management. However, on their own, these will not provide a continuous improvement in health and safety and environmental performance. Health and safety enforcement agencies advise that failure of these systems account for only small percentages of accidents. The cause of most workplace accidents and incidents is directly related to human failure. Three thousand people are killed each day worldwide. Over 90% of these deaths are caused by unsafe behaviours of people in management and in the workforce. In this programme you will look in-depth at the factors that impact on human failure:

  • Organisational aspects that influence human failure
  • Task factors that will increase or decrease human failure
  • Individual factors that will impact on human failure
  • How to develop a positive Safety Culture

Who should register for the course?

  • Line managers at all levels and disciplines in the organisation
  • HSE Advisors
  • No previous experience in health and safety or behavioural safety is necessary.
  • Adequate guidance is given during this programme through individual and group activity.

Course Contents

DAY 1 – Developing Health & Safety Management Systems to Incorporate a Behavioural Approach

  • Programme introduction: delegate and tutor introductions; Programme objectives
  • Introduction to HSE Management Systems (Plan, Do, Measure and learn)
  • Task-based risk assessment and why it doesn’t always work
  • Introduction to human error
  • Overview of Task, organisation and Individual aspects that influence human factors
  • Case study and syndicate exercise

DAY 2 – Tasks and Organisational Aspects that Influence Human Factors

  • In depth look at the task aspects that influence human factors
  • What shapes and models perception
  • A theoretical model of perception at work
  • Case studies
  • Analytical techniques for assessing risk perception
  • The effect of group pressure on individuals
  • Organisational pressure (real and perceived)
  • Case study and analysis
  • Syndicate exercise
  • Changing styles for changing behaviour

DAY 3 – Individual Aspects that Influence Human Factors & Accident Analysis Case Study

  • Introduction to behavioural observations
  • Observation systems
  • Introduction to culture in the workplace
  • Measuring HSE culture
  • Safety Culture Maturity Model
  • Action planning for improving culture
  • Investigate an incident in the light of Task, Organisation and Individual aspects of Human factors
  • Preparation of action plans, planning and implementing
  • Report back and discussion

Course Duration and Certification

This is a 3 day training. Delegates will be given an International HSE Council certificate upon completion of the course.

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