Behavioural Safety Training

Loss Minimisation for
Profit Maximisation

At Gilbertson Shaw we know that to say anything other than “safety is our number one priority” is heresy.

However, we know that despite industry protestations, the number one priority for any business truly is to make money and maximise profits whilst ensuring the highest safety standards reasonably practicable.

At Gilbertson Shaw, we help you to improve safety and enhance profit margins via behavioural safety training.

andy shaw

A word from Andy Shaw
Owner Director here at Gilbertson Shaw

Health and Safety doesn’t HAVE to be boring…

A genuinely different approach

Health and Safety doesn’t HAVE to be boring…

We offer contemporary thinking in behavioural safety training, risk management, and human performance. Typically, when people are notified of a safety course there is dread and comments such as:

“That’ll be a day of my life I’ll never get back”

Because they expect to be bored. Not with Gilbertson Shaw, because we make it interesting and engaging.

A value added service

We help you manage the
Human Factor

Everything we do for you is designed to add value. We enhance safety performance, we help increase your profitability.

We don’t trot out inane platitudes like “You’ll all go to prison unless” and other threats to press performance. We offer contemporary thinking and training in behavioural safety, risk management, and human performance beyond popular industry thinking.

We help you manage the 
Human Factor with our behavioural safety training programme
Our safety training programme offers numerous benefits for both employees and organisations.

Enhancing workplace safety

Human behaviour is to be explained, NOT to be used as an explanation

Our behavioural safety training programme offers numerous benefits for both employees and organisations. By participating in our training, you can:

  • Enhance employee awareness and engagement
  • Reduce workplace accidents and injuries
  • Improve safety culture and morale
  • Increase productivity and efficiency

Safety is a Financial Imperative

Therefore good safety enhances profit margins.

Think loss minimisation for profit maximisation.

The fewer negative safety events you have, the less likely it is that money drains out of your business and off the bottom line.

a FREE ½ day director’s briefing

We are so confident in our approach that we’ll gladly demonstrate the benefits to your company or organisation with no commitment to your most senior team.

behavioural safety training FAQs

Behaviour-Based Safety (BBS) is an approach to workplace safety that centres on understanding and modifying human behaviour to enhance safety outcomes. The central premise of BBS is that the majority of workplace accidents and incidents are, to some extent, the result of human actions, choices, and attitudes. Therefore, by analysing and influencing these behaviours, organisations can reduce the likelihood of accidents and create safer work environments.

Key elements and concepts of Behaviour-Based Safety include:

  1. Behaviour Observation: Observing and documenting the actions and behaviours of employees in the workplace, both safe and unsafe.
  2. Data Collection and Analysis: Systematically collecting and analysing data from behaviour observations to identify patterns, trends, and potential risks.
  3. Hazard Identification: Identifying workplace hazards and risks associated with specific behaviours, allowing organisations to target interventions effectively.
  4. Feedback and Communication: Providing regular feedback to employees regarding their observed behaviours, both positive and negative, to increase awareness and encourage safe practices.
  5. Training and Education: Developing customised training programmes based on behavioural insights to equip employees with the knowledge and skills needed for safe work practices.
  6. Positive Reinforcement: Recognising and rewarding safe behaviours to reinforce a culture of safety and

Behavioural safety training focuses on understanding and modifying human behaviour to improve workplace safety. It involves analysing employee actions, identifying potential risks, and implementing strategies to reduce those risks.

It is an innovative approach that centres on understanding and modifying human behaviour to enhance workplace safety. This approach recognises that a significant portion of workplace accidents and incidents can be attributed to human actions, choices, and attitudes.

By analysing employee behaviours, identifying potential risks, and implementing strategies to mitigate those risks, organisations can create safer work environments, reduce accidents, and promote a culture of safety.

The foundation of behavioural safety training lies in comprehending the intricacies of human behaviour. Employees’ actions, reactions, decision-making processes, and attitudes are all integral aspects that impact safety in the workplace. Understanding the psychological and sociological factors that drive behaviour is crucial for creating effective safety training programmes.

But it’s more than that: we look at systems, processes and how human performance fits in. At Gilbertson Shaw we do not believe that human traits can be trained out.

This is not a panacea. A day in the classroom will not produce workers who occasionally behave unsafely for whatever reason.

Behavioural based safety training improves workplace safety by addressing the root causes of accidents and injuries – human behaviour. By training employees to recognise and modify unsafe behaviours, we can significantly reduce the occurrence of incidents and create a safer work environment.

Workplace safety is a paramount concern for every organisation, and it necessitates a multifaceted approach. While safety protocols, equipment, and regulations are essential, one often overlooked aspect is the role of human behaviour in workplace accidents and injuries.

Behavioural safety training is a proactive strategy that focuses on mitigating risks by addressing the root causes of accidents—namely, human behaviour. This approach trains employees to identify and modify unsafe behaviours, ultimately leading to a significant reduction in incidents and fostering a safer work environment.

Human behaviour is intricate and often influenced by a myriad of factors, including habits, attitudes, emotions, and social dynamics. In a workplace setting, this complexity can contribute to unsafe actions, as employees may become complacent, overconfident, or simply unaware of the potential risks they are exposing themselves and others to.

Gilbertson Shaw acknowledges that human behaviour is not inherently ‘unsafe’ but can be modified and guided towards safer practices through education and awareness.

Absolutely! Our behavioural based safety training programme is designed to be applicable across various industries. Whether you operate in manufacturing, construction, healthcare, or any other sector, our training can be customised to meet your specific industry requirements.

Yes, our behavioural safety training programme can be customised to address the unique needs and challenges of your organisation. We understand that every workplace is different, and we will work closely with you to tailor the training modules to your specific requirements.

Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced in the field of behavioural science. They possess extensive knowledge of safety practices, behaviour modification techniques, and industry-specific regulations. Rest assured, you will receive training from experts who are dedicated to enhancing workplace safety.

Our head office is located in Alfreton, Derbyshire, where we are well positioned to serve clients in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire and throughout the East Midlands with their behavioural safety training needs.