This behaviour based safety observation form:
Behaviour based safety (BBS) is an approach to improving safety by focusing on the actions and behaviours of individuals rather than on work environment factors. It is based on the premise that most accidents are caused by human error and that by changing unsafe behaviours, accidents can be prevented. BBS programs typically involve observing workers to identify unsafe behaviours, providing feedback to workers on their observed behaviours and rewarding workers for exhibiting safe behaviours. BBS programs have been shown to be effective in continuously improving the safety culture, reducing incidents and injuries and are widely used in a variety of industries.
A behaviour based safety observation form (or BBS checklist) is a powerful tool that can help improve safety in the workplace. By observing and documenting employee behaviour, hazards can be identified and corrected before an incident occurs. Additionally, behaviour based safety observations can help improve communication and collaboration among employees, as well as improve morale and motivation. Behavior based safety observation checks are usually designed to document specific employee behaviours that are related to safety. For example, a behaviour based safety observation checklist may document behaviours such as wearing personal protective equipment, following safety procedures and using tools and equipment in a safe manner.
This behaviour based safety observation form includes the following aspects (and subsets) of safe work observations inclusive of: