Behavioral safety approaches (sometimes known as behaviour modification) are commonly used because it is reported that a significant number of workplace accidents are caused by inappropriate behaviour. A behavioral safety approach can help to define safe and unsafe behaviours and encourage all employees to think more about safety within the workplace.
Improvements in safety performance have been achieved in many organizations through facility and process design, and through effective health and safety management systems and procedures. However, organizations find it a challenge for future improvement.
In order to achieve continuous improvement, health and safety should be wholly regarded as a shared value and responsibility with all stakeholders throughout the organization. We help you to establish an effective behavioral safety programme to change employee’s mentality, modify their behaviour, reduce injuries and improve the business performance.
What Does an Effective Behavioral Safety Programme Look Like?
- Leading from the top
- Significant workforce participation
- Identification and definition of critical behaviours
- Goal setting
- Constructive feedback on undesirable behaviour and enforcing desirable behaviour
- Peer observation and feedback
- Data collection and trend analysis
- Action and continuous improvement
What Are The Advantages of a Behavioral Safety Programme?
When implemented correctly behavioural approaches to safety improvement can have many advantages, including reductions in:
- unsafe behaviour
- work-related injuries
- lost production hours
It can also improve workplace morale and encourage discussion of safety at work.
It most effective when technical and systems aspects of safety are performing adequately. We can conduct an assessment of your organization and advise if it is right for you.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and how we can help.