Thinking Drives Behaviour!
Safety thinking is comprised of a combination of several cognitive constructs or “attitudes” that drive safety behaviour.
Safety Attitudes consist of individual but related ideas and beliefs, about safety, usually acquired and reinforced through experience and exposure to people and events that have helped shaped them.
Through many years of professional assessment and research the following core safety attitudes underpinning safety judgment and behaviour have been identified.
An individual’s personal or psychological safety awareness is determined by how developed each attitude is individually and how they operate in combination.
Core Safety Constructs:
- PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL
Accepting Responsibility for Safety
Rational Thinking and Judgment
- RISK AWARENESS AND AVOIDANCE
Developing Risk Perception
Personal Safety Commitment
- STRESS AND FATIGUE TOLERANCE
Personal Stress Awareness
Stress Avoidance Strategies
- OPERATOR DRIVER ATTITUDE
- PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION