Having worked in safety for over 25 years, I have witnessed that safety professionals are increasingly taking on a broader range of duties. Supporting activities including health, environment, training, security, and even quality.
Whatever you read, and whoever you speak to, the importance of Senior Managers and leadership for creating a successful health and safety culture is fundamental. So it begs the question why do we keep on having to say it?
The lifeblood of any effective training programme lies in correctly identifying who needs to be trained, in what, and for what outcomes. In order that you train the right people, in the right competencies, with the right learning methods, it is important that you undertake an effective needs analysis before implementing any health and safety training programme.
Last week we introduced Accountability Systems and why they are important to the modern organisation and specifically, the health and safety function. This post delves a little deeper into building a successful Occupational Safety and Health accountability system in simple to apply steps...
As part of our series of posts exploring Behaviour Based Safety (BBS), this post looks at the importance of developing accountability structures in health and safety.
When to use Behavioural Interventions
Programmes designed to improve health and safety related behaviour typically involve some form of workplace observation of unsafe acts or conditions, with a procedure for follow-up action and reporting system. The follow-up action can be targeted at the individual, team or organisation, depending on the features of the specific programme.
Are we considering the human element of health and safety, or have we become preoccupied with rules?