Behaviour Change: Improving Health & Safety Performance – HSL Buxton, 1-2 July 2015

Date and location

1 – 2 July 2015, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Event overview

This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, it will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour. It will also highlight the strengths and weaknesses of traditional behaviour modification strategies for correcting ‘unsafe’ behaviour, highlighting why such approaches may have limited impact. The course builds on behaviour modification approaches, adopting a five step, holistic approach to behaviour change and concludes with strategies to help reduce the likelihood of risk taking behaviour.

What will the course cover?

  • Why people take risks at work
  • The consequences of risk taking for individuals and the organisation
  • Factors that influence behaviour
  • Strategies to encourage safer behaviour / less risk taking
  • Effective risk communication
  • Worker engagement
  • Leadership strategies
  • Safety culture and safety climate – use and follow up of the Safety Climate Tool
  • Implementing change effectively
  • Integrating behaviour change with the health and safety management system
  • Maintaining change

Who should attend?

The course will be most appropriate for health and safety managers, with limited knowledge / experience of behaviour change approaches. However, it will also be relevant to those who have established behaviour change initiatives but are interested in how the psychological principles of human behaviour can be mapped onto an integrated health and safety management system.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Behaviour Change – Improving Health Safety Performance event page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

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