Any pervasive scepticism in any organization is often expressed by professionals as ‘Our Company is incapable of any change’. This does more harm than good, especially in terms of safety. But, in a risky environment that is growing more perilous and costly, EHS professionals need to steer their companies towards resilience and value by pushing in risk capabilities that can plan and manage change.
In this COVID-19, digital technology underlies much of the change. With preferences shifting under the influence of this pandemic, safety regulations are enjoying a broader support.
Where a reactive approach to risk are actions that can be taken only when things go wrong, proactive and planned digital actions can understand and prioritize risks, set their risk appetite and measure performances.
Here’s a 7-step process that can help in improving Behaviour Based Safety in your organization:
- Recognise grave individual behaviours
- Determine behavioural patterns that produce danger
- Identify origin
- Find lead indicators for the negative behaviour
- Generate necessary actions
- See possible solutions to hold the behaviour
With a BBS program, your entire organization from the management to frontline workers works under observation to discover unsafe or destructive behavioural tendencies.
The primary goal of a BBS program is to positively reinforce safe practices – proactively identifying naturally inclined unsafe behavioural patterns in humans and ensuring that judicious interventions are in place that encourage individuals or groups to continuously conform to EHS best practices.
Plus, it can achieve standing among customers, employees and the public – if appropriately publicized and linked to Corporate Social Responsibility, the overarching framework of BBS programs puts in place a system of timely reporting and corresponding risks to everyone.
With the 7-step processes mentioned above, industries can put-forth an optimal approach to risk management – a holistic approach, based on the lessons, good or bad, can provide value to the industrial environment.