British Glass welcomed Victoria Whitehouse and Jane Hopkinson from the Health and Safety Laboratory for Behaviour change – improving health and safety performance.
Attended by members from across the glass industry and British Glass staff, the course educated delegates on how to understand the factors that influence behaviour and the range of strategies that can be used to motivate and disseminate behaviour change within their organisations.
Not all risks can be engineered out of the work environment: even with the best systems in place, individuals take short cuts and make mistakes. Key takeaways from the day included; that a safe working environment drives safe behaviour, an integrated approach to health and safety is essential and that health and safety should share equal priority with productivity.
Paul Pearcy, environment health and safety adviser at British Glass, said:
“British Glass and the Health and Safety Forward scheme are committed to helping our members take the next steps in health and safety management – this training gave an excellent insight into some great and new techniques for adapting and changing behaviours on site.”
Delegates found the day valuable and praised the interactive delivery approach:
Andrew Robertson from Allglass Reprocessors UK Ltd, said:
“Changing behaviour is key to influencing effective and positive outcomes – whether these are in relation to the health and safely of people, the quality of products or environmental impacts. The course gave me a greater understanding of factor including behaviour and the tools and models that can be used to implement changes.”
Phil Eccles from Electric Glass Fibre UK Ltd said:
“Good information, excises and worksheets – plenty of useful techniques to move health and safety forward back on site.”
Behaviour change – improving health and safety performance was organised by the British Glass Health and Safety Forward scheme.
Health and Safety Forward is the name of our dynamic system for continuous improvement across our sector, aligned to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Helping Great Britain work well strategy. Any British Glass member can get involved with the rolling programme of activity, which includes training, working groups and awards. The committee meets twice a year and is open to all British Glass members.
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is one of the world's leading providers of health and safety solutions to industry, government and professional bodies. www.hsl.gov.uk/