Are You Ready?
Thinking about using BBS?
The question is: "Will it work for your company?" The promise of injury reductions through Behavior Based Safety is not an empty one, but your company has to be ready. Many Company's do not know if they are ready to introduce Behavioral Safety.
Before starting, a readiness assessment will help to ensure that your company has the necessary 'building blocks' and 'appetite' for Behavioral Safety. We have the experience, the capability and the right tools to help you identify any 'blockages' and build a solid foundation for the introduction of your Behavioral Safety process.
Behavioral Safety building blocks revolve around the company leadership, the workforce, and time. An 'appetite' for Behavioral Safety refers to people's 'motivation' to make the process work in the face of obstacles and 'setbacks'.
- Proactive Safety Leadership
Leadership must actively want to prevent injuries. It's helpful if top executives have articulated a clear and inspiring vision that 'safe production' is the only acceptable goal and line-managers pro-actively enact this vision on a daily basis.
- Workforce Involvement
Employees must want to prevent injuries. They must also want to be involved in the Behavioral Safety process by participating in the design, development and execution of the process and be motivated to do what ever it takes to make the process work'.
Time is one of the most precious commodities in any company. Companies ready for Behavioral Safety recognize that spending it on Behavioral Safety is a sound investment that will produce very healthy Returns on Investment and are willing to cater for people's time to make it work and realize their investment.
The Assessment Process
The assessment initally involves 'briefing' people about Behavioral Safety and what it means to them. A Readiness Assessment Survey is then distributed to identify any problems people foresee. Based on the responses, a representative sample of personnel are interviewed to examine whether the supportive infrastructures for Behavioral Safety are optimal and sustainable. We also review historical safety data to identify any Safety Management System blockages that may hinder the successful implementation of the process.
The Readines Assessment helps you become familiar with site concerns, safety management practices, and historical facts so you can customize your process to increase the likelihood of success. At the end of the assessment, we provide a written report and meet with the management team to discuss findings and plan the way forward.
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