CITB – Achieving Behavioural Change (ABC)

The CITB Site Achieving Behavioural Change (ABC) course provides training on the benefits of adopting behavioural change, for all contractors who work on construction and civil engineering projects. This course is intended for everyone who works or is involved in the construction industry.This course is eligible for the CITB Levy, Grants and Funding Scheme

This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of how attitude, behaviour, communication and worker engagement at all levels can help prevent the chances of accidents occurring.

The course can be applied to any construction situation. It features the use of the point of work assessment STAARR (Stop, Think, Assess, Act, Report and Review) and the TASK (Think first, Act safe, Stop if hazardous, and Keep safe) card. This is a simple dynamic risk assessment system used where contractors or suppliers through the life of a programme have not adopted their own system.

Aims:

To enable delegates to: 

  • understand basic legal duties of employers and employees
  • identify hazards and understand risk and control measures
  • identify the possible causes of accidents
  • appreciate the link between attitude and behaviour
  • appreciate the cost of poor safety performance
  • appreciate the benefits of good safety performance
  • understand the use of STAARR and TASK card systems.

Objectives: At the end of the day delegates will be able to:

  • understand basic legal duties of employers and employees
  • identify hazards and understand need for risk assessment
  • understand causes of accidents and the costs associated with poor safety performance
  • identify the benefits of good safety performance
  • understand and use the STAARR and TASK card systems.

Content of Course:

The course content includes the following topics delivered over 1 day.

  • consequences of an accident
  • legal duties
  • hazards, risks and accidents,
  • safety problems
  • causes of accidents
  • unsafe acts
  • unsafe conditions
  • costs of accidents
  • attitude, behaviour, communication and worker engagement
  • motivation
  • benefits of good safety performance
  • achieving the ABC goal
  • course assessment and exercises.


Delivery of Course:

The course is generally delivered over 1 full day. However, an inhouse course can be delivered over any timescale that suits the client.

Examination Information:

Delegates who attend will be required to satisfactorily complete a 25-question multiple-choice test at the end of the course to confirm their understanding of the subjects covered.

Certification 

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. This certificate is recognised by most UK construction companies and will also allow you to gain membership of organisations such as APS, IOSH etc.