The System of Safety*


The System of Safety is not just a training program, as training refers to a repetitive behavior to be learned. Rather, System of Safety’s approach is based on educating that safety is a deeply rooted human performance phenomenon comprised of many parts. The root cause of an incident may be due to lack of impulse control, distraction, poor leadership, and/or crew incivility. Whichever the case, improvement cannot be achieved by training alone. Improving human performance is largely about personal development through education about how the mind works. With this knowledge, workers are equipped to make better decisions.  This approach is revolutionary, and represents the missing link in achieving incident-free cultures.

POL_Website_-_Sara_Review_June_28_Page_05_Image_0002Research has demonstrated repeatedly that poor human performance is the primary reason for most workplace incidents. The objective of this introductory course to The System of Safety is to provide learners:
#1.  A high-level understanding of the system behind every incident.
#2.  A deeper awareness of the process of thinking, how to manage thinking and emotions and how to apply this knowledge to working incident free.

This introduction to the System of Safety course relates how the mind works by use of the written word, video, exercises, and discussion. The course consists of five 30 minute modules: Critical Thinking, Get to Know Your Brain for Safety’s Sake, Leading for Safety’s Sake, Aligning Culture and Behavior-Based Interviewing. Note: The order modules is unique to each organization.

Results are exciting, as significant reductions have been measured in Reportable Incident Rates, Restricted Workdays, and Lost Work Day Cases. In addition, hundreds of testimonials attest to its effectiveness.

Critical Thinking is founded on an understanding that leading business today requires the ability to bridge differing opinions, ask crucial questions, and have the know-how to overcome territorial domains; without it poor decisions almost always result. The ability to ask key questions to generate creativity and then evaluating options logically and comprehensively is vital for optimum decision-making. This course provides an introduction to the tenets of higher level thinking skills through the examination of the tenets of critical and creative thinking.

GTKYB_Cover2Get to Know Your Brain for Safety’s Sake may be different from any other course you have had because it digs deeper into behavioral causation of incidents. Research has demonstrated repeatedly that human behavior is the primary reason for most workplace incidents. Therefore, this course is founded on the tenets of building greater awareness of how you think; how to manage thinking and emotions; and applying this knowledge to working incident free.





LFSS_CoverThe intent of Leading for Safety’s Sake is to provide high-level leadership education, the goal of which is to sustain crew evolution towards an incident-free work culture.  It does this by POL_Website_-_Sara_Review_June_28_Page_16_Image_0001building on the topics introduced in Get to Know Your Brain for Safety’s Sake (GTKYB). The course is designed with the same number of sections as GTKYB with each section beginning with a brief refresher of appropriate GTKYB information followed by leadership topics.





The purpose of Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI) is unearth evidence of actual behavior associated with a given skill or characteristic. The premise of this approach is past behavior predicts future behavior and thereby, eliminates most of the guesswork in the interviewing process. It does this by teaching your staff the BBI process.

Our Approach
We will consult with your management team to determine what components of The System of Safety are most appropriate to launch. For example, a client in the southwest decided to provide Get to Know Your Brain for Safety’s Sake for all employees and followed that workshop up with Leading for Safety’s Sake to all management personnel. 

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