Behaviour Based Safety (BBS)
If you are not familiar with Behaviour Based Safety (BBS), a quick search on the internet will give you a lot of information. For simplicity, let’s just say that BBS:
- Provides visibility and control over a key upstream indicator of safety performance, which is safe and at-risk behaviours.
- Uses simple but effective observation techniques.
- Is NOT about blaming the workers.
- Is about coworkers observing each other, identifying occurrences of safe and at-risk behaviours. Which is followed up with the observer giving constructive (one-on-one) feedback to reinforce safe work behaviours.
- Is about discussing alternatives for any observed at-risk behaviours.
[REF: Safety Performance Solutions]
The above is just a summary and it’s a fairly deep subject as you can imagine.
In 2017, I did a series of 5 interviews (shows) with Professor Scott Geller...the Pioneer of Behaviour Based Safety.
The shows were structured as follows:
- SHOW 1: What is Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) and what's the history?
- SHOW 2: The Paradigm Shift
- SHOW 3: Alignment
- SHOW 4: Evolution - What's next for BBS?
- SHOW 5: BBS and Actively Caring for People (AC4P)
Off we go...
SHOW 5: BBS and Actively Caring for People (AC4P)
Duration = 13 mins (approx)
We discuss Scott’s journey into Actively Caring for People (AC4P) and how this is connected to BBS.
Scott shares with us his vision regarding AC4P and what Scott wants everyone to think about when it comes to Behaviour Based Safety and that message is:
It’s not about blaming the workers…!
Professor Scott Geller – Short Bio
- The Psychology of Safety;
- Building Successful Safety Teams;
- Beyond Safety Accountability: How to Increase Personal Responsibility;
- The Psychology of Safety Handbook; Keys to Behavior Based Safety from Safety Performance Solutions;
- People-Based Safety: The Source;
- Actively Caring for People’s Safety;
- Actively Caring for People; and
- 50 Lessons to Enrich Your Life (The Book in Show 5)