Human Beings and Safety Performance

Organisations rely on people. People are essential, to even those with advanced technology.

People make mistakes, forget things, have lapses in attention, miss the details. People are also affected by the equipment, social groups and culture of the workplace.

When we have responsibility for the safety of our workforce, these lapses and behaviours can have a significant impact on health and safety performance.

Failing to Benefit from Investment

Despite many companies spending time and resource on Safety Management Systems and associated audits, around 90% of industrial accident reports claim ‘Human Error’ as a cause.

Organisations are failing to address the real factors leading to poor Safety Performance in their workforce. These factors not only affect health and safety but also efficiency and productivity.

Benefits of Understanding how Human Behaviour is Driving Performance

Implementing a Better Safety Programme and using the principals of behavioural psychology, human factors and culture change in a pragmatic way will enable you to understand and address the real issues that are driving your Safety Performance and invest wisely in order to address these issues in a real and sustainable way. For more information please visit.

The benefits to companies who adopt a programme to understand and address the real causes of poor safety and human performance include the following:

Increased:

  • Productivity & work quality
  • Satisfaction & commitment
  • Sales and market share
  • Brand recognition
  • Ease of learning

Decreased:

  • Accident, injuries & illness
  • Lost workdays
  • Error rates
  • Absenteeism and turnover
  • Equipment damage

Implementing a Better Safety Programme and using the principals of behavioural psychology, human factors and culture change in a pragmatic way will enable you to understand and address the real issues that are driving your Safety Performance and invest wisely in order to address these issues in a real and sustainable way. We've created a thorough briefing document discussing this which you can view or download here:

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