Behavioral Based Safety

Start Date: 11 Mar 2018
End Date: 15 Mar 2018
Duration: 5
Country: Istanboul / Turkey
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Course Description


Health and safety technology and procedures are very important aspects of health and safety management. However, on their own, these will not provide a continuous improvement in health and safety and environmental performance. Health and safety enforcement agencies advise that failure of these systems account for only small percentages of accidents. The cause of most workplace accidents and incidents is directly related to human failure. Three thousand people are killed each day worldwide. Over 90% of these deaths are caused by unsafe behaviors of people in management and in the workforce. In this program you will look in-depth at the factors that impact on human failure:

         Organizational aspects that influence human failure

         Task factors that will increase or decrease human failure

         Individual factors that will impact on human failure

         How to develop a positive Safety Culture

Course Objective


Participants attending the program will:

         Understand what behavior is?

         Know why people are prepared to take unnecessary risk

         Be able to observe and assess behavior at work

         Understand latent and active failure

         Know how to change at risk behavior (latent and active).

         Know how to introduce these tools into their organization

         How improve risk perception within the organization

         Know the seven main categories of human failure

         Know what a safety culture is and how can it be measured and improved;

         Know how to conduct a Safety Culture survey and develop action plans & create continuous improvement

Programme Methodology
Participants will learn by active participation during the program through the use of exercises, questionnaires, syndicate and group discussion, training videos and discussions on "real life" issues in their organizations.

Programme Summary
The delegates will understand how human factors impact Health, Safety and Environmental performance and they will be provided the tools and capabilities to introduce into their organization:

         Behavioral improvement program

         Safety Culture improvement program


Who Should attend?


         Line managers at all levels and disciplines in the organization

         HSE Advisors

         No previous experience in health and safety or behavioral safety is necessary.

         Adequate guidance is given during this program through individual and group activity.


Course Outline


Developing health & Safety management systems to incorporate a behavioral approach

         Program introduction: delegate and tutor introductions; Program objectives

         Historical overview of health and safety performance

         Introduction to HSE Management Systems (Plan, Do, Measure and learn)

         Task-based risk assessment and why it doesnt always work

         Introduction to human error

         The 7 different types of human error

         Overview of Task, organization and Individual aspects that influence human factors

         Case study and syndicate exercise: Challenger & Columbia disasters

         Report back and review


Tasks Aspects that influence human factors

         In depth look at the task aspects that influence human factors

         What shapes and models perception

         A theoretical model of perception at work

         Case studies Kings Cross sub-way fire & Bradford City football club fire

         Analytical techniques for assessing risk perception

         Syndicate exercise

         Report back and review


Organizational aspects that influence Human factors

         Roles and accountabilities

         The effect of group pressure on individuals

         Organizational pressure (real and perceived)

         Case study and analysis

         Syndicate exercise (Lessons from Longford compared with Lessons from Flixbourough)

         Changing styles for changing behavior



Individual aspects that influence human factors

         Introduction to behavioral observations

         Observation systems

         Syndicate exercise Zeebruge sea disaster and Channel Tunnel rail incident;

         Introduction to culture in the workplace


Measuring HSE culture (Triangulation using Survey, Interviews and direct observation and feedback)

         Safety Culture Maturity Model

         Action planning for improving culture



Accident analysis case study

         Investigate an incident in the light of Task, Organization and Individual aspects of Human factors

         Review Health and safety management systems in the light of human factors

         Case Study: Piper Alpha offshore disaster working in small groups on accident analysis

         Preparation of action plans, planning and implementing

         Report back and discussion

         Personal action plans, program review and the way ahead

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