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Behaviour Change: Achieving Health & Safety Culture Excellence

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

6 - 7 February 2018

CIEHF

Introduction

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.

The course will cover:

  • Why people take risks at work
  • The consequences of risk taking for individuals and the organisation
  • 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       CPD Certified
    • 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

Who should attend?

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.

Post Event Consultation

In our experience whilst this course will prepare delegates to develop and implement a behaviour change programme, organisations often find that they want the security of having HSL experts available to support them through the process and help them tailor the approach to meet their current context, culture maturity level and audience.

We will advise and guide you, 'sense check' your ideas and trouble shoot problems that arise by drawing on our wealth of expertise (both theoretical and practical) and experience of applying such a process in organisations across industry.  Our knowledge of what has and has not worked previously for other organisations can be invaluable.

HSL experts can provide a variety of 'next step' solutions to help kick start your health and safety cultural programme, including:

1. Delivery of a one hour presentation to your senior management team outlining HSL's ASCENT approach to achieving safety culture excellence.

2. A two hour facilitated exercise encouraging the SMT to develop an organisational vision and associated values.  Alternatively, HSL can provide you with a training/facilitation pack allowing you to run the exercise.

3.  A workshop to explore your leadership capability to deliver a change programme.

4. Facilitated 'ask the expert' session affording you and your team an opportunity to ask a member of the HSL safety culture team direct questions about your issues and support in developing your approach.

5. Facilitated action planning session using gap analysis to identify what you are currently doing for each of the 5 steps in the ASCENT process and identify what actions you might consider taking.

For further information and pricing on this post event consultation, please email jane.hopkinson@hsl.gsi.gov.uk

 

Venue

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 Airport.

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

Cost

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

Comments & Feedback
"Excellent course, professionally presented, that provided a range of ideas and approaches as to how we can modify behaviour."
Chris Huckle, Rothamsted Research (North Wyke)

 

 

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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)203 028 3704.

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Contact Details

HSL Training & Conferences Unit
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

E: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
T: +44 (0)203 028 3704