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Safety - Do We Care? - The role of behavioural safety in the construction industry, Preston

11 November, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:30

Do we care about our own health and safety?
Do we care about our own health and safety?

About this event

The safety record of the construction industry has improved markedly over recent decades, thanks in large part to improvements in regulations and construction practices. Nevertheless, there were still 42 fatal injuries to workers and an estimated 76,000 cases of work related ill health in the UK in 2013/2014. More needs to be done, and at the current rate of reduction, it will take decades before we stop hurting people.

This presentation will explore the impact that can be made by behavioural safety - promoting safety not just through processes and procedures but by influencing people's attitudes and beliefs regarding safety to change the way that they work. In short, it is about making people genuinely care about the safety of themselves and others.

Behavioural safety is now being adopted by many of the leading firms in the UK, and it is helping to dramatically transform the safety culture of our industry. The presentation will examine how these benefits are being brought about and the potential pitfalls involved in implementing the ideas.


Ed Cole, Jacobs

Venue: University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Foster Building, Lecture Theatre 2, Preston PR1 2XT – see map below.

Time: Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30

Organised by Lancashire Branch in conjunction with North West Management Group and Graduates and Students

Event materials

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