Employee learning environment through training is a typical classroom setup where a knowledgeable, experienced and expert trainer delivers lectures to a group of employees. Human behavior is associated with attitude, personality, motivation and memory, together with physical and mental characteristics of human which constitute a person and his environment. Human behavior influences directly on safety in many aspects of life, at work, in the home, on the road.
What is called Behavior?
Behavior is any measurable thing a person does directly including speaking, acting and performing physical functions. Attitudes are within a person’s head; hence they are not measurable or observable however Attitudes may be changed by changing behaviours. Do we know Activator? An activator can be a person, thing, place or an event which can happen before a behavior takes place and the same encourages you to perform that behavior. Activators can only set the stage for behavior – they cannot control it.
In industry, there are job and trade specific trainings organized at regularly interval for employees to ensure workplace safety. At the same time behavior based safety training is equally important and essential for employee. Training is a learning process to increase their confidence, decision making power, personality, work competencies, capabilities, etc. Behavior Based Safety (BBS) trainings are to be conducted for all employees; such trainings are mandatory for an organization/industry.
Learning and Development is an ongoing educational activity to enhance performance of employees to achieve the desired goal. Behavior based safety training and Implementation is one of the most important and essential function of workplace safety. BBS Training helps to update employees’ attitude, interest, inclination, confidence and other soft skills to increase safety at workplace which ultimately increases efficiency and the productivity of an organization. Such training programs reduce employee’s eccentricity and lend support to learn behavioural change in a very structured format.
Employee Behavior Based Safety Training enable an organization to improve the skills and performance of the employees. It is an educational tool which consists of information and instructions to improve existing skills to introduce new concepts to improve the employee safe work performance. An effective initiative to enhance soft skill of employee at workplace and it can be managed easily by structured training program and its implementation process which improves productivity.
BBS training and implementation goes together for the overall betterment of the employee to manage safety at workplace.
Purpose of BBS Training
The purpose of BBS Training is to improve soft skills along with the employee’s technical skills, whereas the purpose of implementation of behavioural base safety training is to improve overall personality of the employee. Corporate and local management takes the initiative to arrange such training programs to fill up the skill gap in their respective organization. The aim of BBS training is to improve overall safety of workplace. During training programs there are discussion regarding the concepts of behavior – based safety and the compliance of local safety policy, supervisor responsibilities, the industrial safety standards, the penalties policy for safety violations and methods and techniques used to protect workers.
BBS Training and implementation is always identified as one of the vital functions of EHS Management.
The guidelines to implement behavior based safety program
- Obtain the involvement and commitment of the workforce through consultation, discussion, and the provision of information.
- Install a steering committee to implement and monitor progress in the development of the program.
- Analyze recent accident and near miss records to identify unsafe behaviours responsible for a substantial amount of the accidents.
- Develop a specific check list to incorporate the identified behaviours.
- Employees are trained for safety observation techniques and they provide feedback.
- Establish a base line to monitor behavior in the workplace to ascertain the current average levels of safe behavior at workplace.
- Establish a safety improvement target with each department.
- Monitor progress daily and provide detailed feedback to each department.
- Review performance trends to identify any barriers to improvement.
- Provide feedback, by way of briefing sessions at regular intervals, seeking the views, recommendations and opinions of all personnel.
Behavior Based Safety Training improves safety & quality, reduces absenteeism, help to maintain healthier workforce and reduce injury and illness rates. Workers feel good regarding their work activities, which results into reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs and elevate Safety to a higher level of Self-Awareness & Responsibility.
BBS (Behavior Based Safety) Program is suitable for organization employee who is engaged with pro-active responsibility as well as for employer who wants to enhance their safety culture and reduce cost. You can contact ASK-EHS to book our expert trainers for customized on-site training and cost-effective online training to improve core proficiencies.