How Boredom and Human Error Affects Health and Safety
The motivation of employees can have an effect upon the levels of health and safety within an organisation. The extent to which a person is highly motivated or contrastingly not very motivated at all will have a significant impact upon their attitude not only to their work/productivity but also upon their commitment to complying with health and safety regulations and the particular policies of the company.
A person who is not very motivated or stimulated by their work is likely to suffer greatly from boredom, which subsequently creates the potential for lapses in health and safety as the worker will probably not be concentrating fully on the task in hand or machinery and giving it their full attention. This lack of vigilance and awareness provides the perfect environment for mistakes to be made or procedures not followed to cause an incident which poses a risk to the health, safety and welfare of either themselves or of those around them.
Human error is linked to boredom as the two often go hand in hand for the reasons described in the above paragraph. However mistakes and human error can happen at anytime even to the most stimulated and dedicated of workers, so is certainly by no means only attributable to those who are bored at work, but it is a fact that mistakes are more likely to be made by those who are not fully committed and focusing on the job in hand.
Whilst some courses focus specifically on how to do certain tasks safely, some health and safety training courses and qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate look at the psychological and human factors that can contribute to levels of health and safety within an organisation. Please click here to read more information regarding the NEBOSH General Certificate and to see scheduled open course dates.
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Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
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