HSL: Behaviour Change: Achieving Health & Safety Culture Excellence – Buxton, 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2017

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HSL is to run a 2 day course on Behaviour Change: Achieving Health Safety Culture Excellence.

23 -24 May 2017

Not all risks can be engineered out of the work
environment.  Even with the best plans, procedures and systems
in place, individuals at work still take short cuts and make
mistakes. Sometimes risk-taking behaviour is intentional, for
whatever reason. In other cases, risks may be taken due to a lack
of understanding about a particular hazard, associated controls or
inadequate training. To individual workers, such risk-taking can
result in injury, ill-health and fatalities. To the
organisation, some of the many costs can include lost time, damage
to machinery, litigation, and prosecution. If unchecked, these
costs can escalate.

This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, will provide you
with an understanding of the many factors that influence both
workers’ and managers’ behaviour. It will also highlight the
strengths and weaknesses of traditional behaviour modification
strategies for correcting unsafe and unhealthy behaviour,
highlighting why such approaches may have limited impact. The
course adopts a holistic approach to health and safety
cultural improvement using behaviour change
techniques (incorporating HSL’s ASCENT – Achieving Safety
Culture Excellence Now and Tomorrow programme) and concludes with
strategies to help reduce the likelihood of risk taking behaviour
for health and safety. It differs from other courses on this topic
by demonstrating how behaviour change, leadership and worker
engagement can be incorporated into the wider health and safety
management system to ensure an integrated, and therefore more
effective approach to risk management. In doing so, both the
immediate and underlying causes of risk-taking can be tackled head
on. These strategies apply as much to manager behaviour as they do
to operational staff.

  • Why people take risks at work
  • The consequences of risk taking for individuals and the
  • How to prepare an organisation for a health and safety cultural
    improvement programme
  • Assessing safety culture and safety climate – use and follow up
    of the Safety
    Climate Tool
  • Strategies for influencing senior management
  • Factors that influence behaviour outlining HSL’s model of
    behaviour change
  • Human failure: errors and violations
  • Strategies to identify the root cause of behaviours
  • Evidence based strategies to encourage safer and healthier
    behaviour, e.g.

    • How to develop persuasive risk communication
    • Worker engagement
    • Leadership development
    • How to impart knowledge      
    • Changing habits
    • Mitigating perceptual biases
    • Changing beliefs, values and attitudes
    • Making best use of nudges
    • Developing interpersonal skills
    • Developing situational awareness
  • Evaluating your programme and maintaining change

The course is 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 priniciples of human behaviour can be mapped onto an
integrated health and safety management system.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk


The cost of the course is £1,100 per person (includes
course notes, lunch and refreshments).



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For further dates and additional information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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