Hazard identification training for concrete safety improvements

Our hazard identification training has been designed for supervisors, managers and workers and focuses on your organisation’s ability to prevent something bad from happening, prevent something bad getting worse, or at the very least, recover from something bad once it has happened. The workshop raises awareness and increases understanding of hazard identification, risk perception and the barriers that should be in place to prevent major accident hazards. The first two days of the workshop are designed for everyone within an organisation, however, the third day of the training is designed specifically for leaders and focuses on developing leadership skills. You will increase your understanding of, and practice, the coaching skills you require to gain assurance that everything is being done to prevent something bad from happening. The skills you gain can be easily integrated in your daily management and supervisory duties.

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Target Audience

The first two days of the workshop are designed for everyone within an organisation. The third day of the training is designed specifically for leaders and managers.

Key Learning / Outcomes

By the end of the hazard identification training you will have an understanding of:

Risk perception

  • Increased awareness and understanding of hazard identification.
  • The dangers of hazard blindness.
  • Your own perception and how it influences your view of risk.
  • Appropriate behaviour around control of work tools.
  • An awareness and understanding of major accident hazards.

Process safety barrier management

  • Barriers to manage and prevent hazard risks.

Gaining assurance

  • Coaching skills to deploy when interacting with employees in the course of their duties.


3 days

Hazard Identification Training Structure

Welcome and Introduction  General introduction from trainer followed by a senior member of the leadership team setting the scene.
Aims/Objectives  These are detailed in the learning outcomes.
Ice-Breaker Delegates introduce themselves and take part in a short activity to break the ice.
Lions and Tigers To allow people to understand the difference between:
Lions: high probability / low consequence (occupational safety e.g. gloves, personal protective equipment etc.)
Tigers: low probability / high consequence (process safety)
Example of Major Accident  A video showing the real results of process safety not being taken seriously and the accident that ensues.
Reasonable Foreseeability  An introduction to the concept of reasonable foreseeability – the only thing an organisation must do is determine if something bad happening is reasonably foreseeable.
Aspects of Resilience An introduction to James Reason’s Aspects of Resilience. These refer to the company’s ability to:
Prevent something bad from happening.
Prevent something bad from becoming worse.
Recover from something bad once it has happened.
Major Accident Hazards To gain an understanding and awareness of what major accident hazards exist at their workplace.
Swiss Cheese Barrier Model  To gain an understanding of the barrier model and the potential consequences of defeating barriers to major accidents.
Safety Critical Elements  An introduction to safety critical elements and our responsibility in maintaining them.
Chronic Unease An introduction to the concept of chronic unease, as it relates to behaviour motivated by competence and care.
Hazard Awareness  An exploration of the limitations of being human and the fallibilities that result.
Risk Assessment  Facilitated session to establish an understanding of the ‘process’, or ‘how’ and ‘why’ of risk assessment.
Toolbox Talks Prepare and conduct a toolbox talk considering the information about major accident hazards.
Legal and Moral Responsibility  To gain an understanding of what the law says and what our moral responsibility is in terms of safety.
GROW Model  An introduction to a model promoting conversation and discussion.
Listening An introduction to the different types of listening focusing on active listening.
Questioning An introduction to the different types of questions we can ask and the rule of 3.

Our Approach

We understand that effective learning is active learning. Our training courses are structured around group discussion and individual participation, encouraging delegates to interact meaningfully with the course content. In addition to equipping staff with the tools they need to influence positively the safety culture of their organisations, each seminar showcases the combination of technical expertise and behavioural science knowledge that makes our approach unique. This, together with our extensive cross-industry experience, is the basis for our excellent global reputation.

DEKRA Organisational Reliability is a behavioural change consultancy. Working in collaboration with our clients, our approach is to influence the safety culture with the aim of 'making a difference for the better'. We deliver the skills, methods, and motivation to change leadership attitudes, behaviours and decision making among employees. Measurable, sustainable improvement of safety outcomes is our goal.

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