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Behaviour change - improving health & safety performance

Ensuring the health & safety of your employees and colleagues can be tough, since the willingness to take a risk in the belief that everything will be OK seems to be inherent in most of us. This potentially dangerous mind-set can be changed though…

A two-day course, delivered by HSL psychologists, 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.

The course will 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

Most appropriate for health & safety managers with limited knowledge / experience of behaviour change approaches, the course 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 & safety management system.

The course will be held on 1st and 2nd July 2015, at the Health & Safety Laboratory in Buxton,


A full programme and online booking form can be found on the ‘Behaviour Change - Improving Health & Safety Performance’ event page.

T: 01298 218806

W: www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-improving-hs-performance.htm?eban=govdel-events&cr=03-Jun-2015

26th June 2015

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