Behavioral audit


Behavioral audit as safety culture tool

Nov. 17 2020

In world practice, it is generally accepted that more than 90% of all accidents are related to dangerous actions and dangerous behavior of people themselves. According to statistics, in our country from 65% to 80% of accidents occur due to errors or dangerous actions of personnel. These statistics illustrate well that unsafe behavior is the main cause of accidents and incidents.

What can the organization do to improve the situation in this matter? Hazard identification procedures should be implemented, which should take into account human behavior, capabilities and other human factors, adaptation of the workplace to human abilities, as well as employee participation, through their involvement in the identification and assessment of risks. It is also necessary to monitor the performance of everyone in the field of labor protection, and this is much more effective to carry out while at work, communicating with workers. We will be helped to solve these problems - "Behavioral audit".

A behavioral safety audit is a “management tool” that provides a systematic approach to preventing unsafe behavior. However, it is impossible to talk about behavioral audit outside of a common understanding of the safety culture and the place of such an audit in the system for assessing the level of the organization's safety culture.

“Behavioral Auditing as Part of Safety Culture” is based on practical methods that have been tested in various industries and effectively influence the safety behavior of employees.

Understanding and implementing Behavioral Auditing will help your organization improve health and safety performance and create a positive safety culture in the workplace, which in turn will lead to fewer accidents and incidents at the plant.

You can learn more about the methodology of "Behavioral Audit" in the magazine "Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health Specialists" No. 11.

Кривая Брэдли - это кривая эволиции культуры безопасности.
The Bradley Curve is the Evolution of Safety Culture


Thanks to the implementation of Behavioral Auditing, Bureau Veritas proposes to solve the following tasks:

• learn how to independently conduct behavioral audits to improve the culture of safety at work;

• learn to identify hazardous activities and hazardous conditions in the workplace;

• learn how to effectively eliminate dangerous actions and develop motivation for safe behavior;

• develop an awareness of how one's own attitudes and behavior affect the attitudes and behavior of others.