A workshop for managers and supervisors to support sustained improvement in safety culture and safety performance. This practical workshop draws on all of the fields of psychology relevant to leading safety in a way that positively influences individual’s and team’s safe behaviour.

Who is the Leading Safety Culture Change workshop aimed at?

This workshop for team leaders at every level of your organisation can be used in a variety of ways including as:

  • Part of a programme to improve safe behaviour and safety performance. The workshop can be used initially for safety culture change champions and steering teams to support change planning, and then for all team leaders at every level of your organisation. The improvement programme can be yours or designed with our support
  • An introduction to leading safe culture change within your training programme for new supervisors and managers
  • A refresher workshop for organisations that have carried out a behaviour based safety programme in the past and now wish to strengthen managers and supervisor understanding of leading safe culture change

What does the workshop aim to achieve?

  • Understanding of the behavioural, cognitive and social factors involved in leading safety culture change
  • Using this understanding to take personal responsibility for leading safety and positively influencing the safe behaviour of team members and others. This includes safe working practices, critical safety management activities, leading safety and taking action to deal with safety problems
  • Support planning of safety culture change programmes when run for safety culture change champions and steering teams

What is involved in the workshop?

The workshop can be tailored to meet your organisation’s requirements but a typical workshop will include:

  • A practical introduction to the behavioural, cognitive and social psychology influences on individual safe behaviour and safety leadership
  • Human fallibilities e.g. limits of attention, fatigue, etc., and how they result in predictable forms of human failure
  • Critical individual and team behaviours needed to improve safety behaviour and performance
  • The damaging consequences of negative reinforcement on performance and how negative reinforcers are common in many organisational and safety management practices
  • The process for bringing out the best safety behaviour in individuals and teams including the two key principles of positive safety leadership: inspiring and energising antecedents, and timely and motivating positive reinforcement
  • Practical strategies for providing effective antecedents and motivating reinforcers including the critical importance of regular safety conversations, how team leaders pay attention to the active presence of safety, and how team leaders respond to failures
  • Application to real life workplace safety leadership problems selected for relevance to your organisation
  • A call to action

Course length?

1 or 2 days depending on the depth of training required.

How many people on a course?

8 to 10 managers and supervisors.

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