RIS Group

Behavioural Based Safety Training

A vision for a Total Safety Culture is a necessary guide to achieve health and safety excellence. A basic principle of a behavioural based safety / cultural change program is that health and safety performance results from the dynamic interaction of the environment, behaviour and person based factors.

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Services Provided

  • Cultural survey's, including report and graphs of results 
  • Development and implementation of a behavioural based safety / cultural change program 
  • Behavioural based safety / cultural change training programs for directors, staff and BBS champions 
  • Behavioural Based Safety Tours 
Establishment and facilitation of behavioural based safety steering committee, including steering committee charter. 

A health and safety, culture requires continual attention to three domains:

 Person based approaches attack individuals attitudes or thinking processes directly. 

The person based approach teaches individuals new thinking strategies or give them insight into origin of their thoughts, attitudes, beliefs or feelings. In contrast the behaviour based approach attacks individual behaviours directly. The behavioural based safety approach changes the relationship between behaviours and their consequences. 

We understand the importance of incorporating these two divergent approaches in the BBS program and the importance of managing the human element, which represents the psychology of injury prevention and the step change required for continuous improvement in an organisation’s health and safety culture and performance.

The behaviour-based approach starts by undertaking a cultural survey to establish the current H&S culture within the organisation and to provide a cultural baseline to measure the effectiveness of the BBS program / H&S culture.

The second stage of the program is to provide directors, senior managers, line managers and staff with training on the basic principles of BBS and the organisations H&S vision.

The third stage of the process is to establish a steering committee and identify observable behaviours targeted to change and the environmental conditions or contingencies that can be manipulated to influence the targeted behaviours in desired directions (contingencies are relationships between designated target behaviours and their supporting consequences).

The fourth stage is to launch the BBS program and to undertake BBS tours and measure the number of at risk behaviours and safe behaviours. From the analysis of the date develop and implement action plans.


“"RIS are a great consultancy to work with! There technical knowledge, experience, "can-do" attitude and friendly inter-personal skills are second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any organisation."”
Jan Mirkowski , Health & Safety Manager , Ericsson Limited, Assistant

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