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Introduction to Safety Observation Systems

Introduction to Safety Observation SystemsMany accidents and incidents in the workplace are caused by human error, so changing people’s attitude and behaviour towards safety will inevitably result in a reduction in injuries.

A Safety Observation System (SOS) is designed to encourage everybody in the workplace to look at their attitude towards health and safety. It is a highly adaptable system, able to cope with many different workplace scenarios, across many different types of industry.

This course has been designed to show you how to recognise an unsafe act, when to get involved and make a difference, and the nine core principals of a successful system.

Approximate course duration: 65 minutes.

Module One

The aim of this module is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • The functions of a Safety Observation System
  • How and when to intervene in an unsafe act or process
  • The nine basic principles of a successful Safety Observation System

Approximate module duration: 35 minutes

Module Two

The aim of this module is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • How to recognise an unsafe act, and carry out Safety Observations
  • The challenges of changing people’s attitudes toward safety

Approximate module duration: 30 minutes

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