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Importance of Health and Safety Training

How to make safer behavior a habit for your workforce

Hilti partnership for safety and productivity

In the Benefits of Occupational HS article you learned that the construction industry can have risks for workers. Of course, you cannot change the whole industry but investments in occupational health and safety (OHS) are key to mitigate the dangers.  

One lever to generate positive change in health and safety in your organization is to implement impactful health and safety (H&S) training programs.

But before we explore what impactful H&S training looks like, let us first understand some of the main reasons why accidents happen and the role behavioral-based safety approaches and trainings play in creating positive health and safety outcomes.

What causes accidents?

When it comes to health and safety on construction sites, various factors have a significant impact on the occurrence of accidents and work-related health problems: human factors, equipment, organization and leadership, and the work environment.

The behavior of jobsite teams, faulty or improper equipment, inadequate organizational structures (such as poor planning and inadequate guidance), or a potentially hazardous working environment, represent examples of these four factors. Depending on the type of accident, one or more of these factors may be at play.

Research has shown that human factors account for a big part of accidents at construction sites (e.g. GIBB et al. 2014). This makes it essential that safety processes target the root cause of accidents, which is where Behavior-Based Safety comes in.

When it comes to Health and Safety trainings – Hilti is your partner!

Your concerns are also our concerns. Hilti helps construction companies make positive health and safety changes. 

Our training sessions have been designed to reflect the qualities desired by HSE Managers and are characterized by the following features:

  • H&S training sessions are delivered at a location convenient for the participants
  • Increased participation through small group size and compact training sessions
  • Every Hilti H&S training module works with exclusive hardware that let participants experience the consequences of safer and unsafe behavior
  • Quality training based on decades of expertise in the industry
  • Training programs can be tailored to any company's specific needs
  • A certified trainer carries out the courses, and provides certification of your employees and professional documentation

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