HSL – Behaviour Change: improving Health and Safety Performance – Glasgow, 25-26 Oct 2016

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HSL is to run a 2 day course on Behaviour Change: Improving Health and Safety Performance (Training in Glasgow).

25 – 26 October 2016


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 five
step, holistic approach to behaviour change (ASCENT – Achieving
Safety Culture Excellence Now and Tomorrow) 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 behaviour change
  • 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.

Glasgow – venue to be announced

The cost of the course is £925 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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