We are proud to announce that Behavioural Based Health and Safety Training has been rolled out on our Duqm project.
We first considered this type of training at our HSSE conference in January, where we agreed that whilst we have an abundance of health and safety systems processes, training etc., people need to think more about the consequences of workplace accidents more and realise that accidents can have a huge impact on those who rely on us back at home, wherever that may be.
Since then we have constructed our Behaviour Based Safety Training centre in Duqm and have run a pilot course lasting 3 ½ hours. The course involved our own staff and as well as some of our client`s HSE managers and was delivered by our Corporate HSSE Manager who developed the course in conjunction with the project team.
The course considers why people take risks, how they think and challenges them to contemplate the consequences of an accident far outside of the workplace.
Further to that there is an emphasis on the use of Open Questions that make people think “What if not If Only!”
During the training we actively practice this technique, so the course is very much hands on, challenging and rewarding and has been well received by all those who attended.
The course is pass or fail and having completed the course delegates are empowered to intervene in a positive way and enter into a HSE related dialogue with their workmates in both a proactive and reactive way, after all why wait for something to go wrong?
Having completed the course delegates will then be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold badges that they will wear with pride showing that they give permission to others to talk to them about their health, safety and wellbeing.
We will keep you informed on the progress of this initiative.