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Behavioural Safety

Statistics show that unsafe acts are the most common cause of workplace accidents. Despite the introduction of training programs and safe work practices and procedures, controlling unsafe acts has proven to be difficult. The reason for this is that unsafe acts involve the Human Factor, that is, they occur as a result of people’s attitudes and behaviours.

Behavioural Safety offers a way to reduce the incidence of unsafe acts by modifying people’s behaviours and improving their attitudes towards safety.
This program is designed to provide an understanding of Behavioural Safety and to show how a Behavioural Safety program works.

The program looks at:

  • Unsafe acts and unsafe conditions

  • Behaviours and attitudes towards safety

  • The theory Behaviour Modification

  • The ABC model

  • Positive reinforcement

  • The three components of a Behavioural Safety program

  • The Behavioural Safety Observation

The program is designed to suit any work environment where a Behavioural Safety program is currently being used or where it is being considered. 

Reducing the occurrence of unsafe acts will reduce number of accidents and injuries that occur in the workplace.

  RUNNING TIME:   12 minutes