The human behaviour theory explains how individual acts are influenced by the influencing environment. The influencing environment within the workplace can be summarised as 11 Basic Risk Factors:
Design Hardware Maintenance management Housekeeping Error enforcing conditions Procedures Training Communication Incompatible goals Organisation Defences
These basic risk factors help determine the psychological precursors which can lead to ‘unsafe acts’ – unsafe behaviours, either in the planning of work or its implementation. Unsafe acts are often the immediate causes of incidents – therefore we don’t need to wait until we have an incident to realise there is an issue, instead we can measure our unsafe acts.
Tripod Delta methodology
Tripod Delta is a scientifically developed and proven means of measuring performance and determining which areas of the business are vulnerable to incidents – before they happen!
Comprising of a database of 1500 questions, it does this by asking companies to answer a random selection of 275 of these. Each question is about the occurrence of an unsafe act, and when responses are examined it is possible to determine which basic risk factors – i.e. which organisational issues – the organisation is performing well in and where improvement is needed, based on answers to these questions.
Tripod Delta question sets are currently licensed out by the Stichting Tripod Foundation.
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