Achieving behavioural change is vital to preventing accidents and for helping you and your workforce improve standards and work smarter on site.

This one day course is designed to provide attendees with a basic understanding of how attititude, behaviour and communication at all levels can affect the chances of accidents occurring. 

The course is in line with the existing ACoP and Guidance for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, which links to other leglislation in requiring co-peration and co-ordination is carried out.  As with the '4 Cs' from HSE's "Working Well Together" Campaign, this course encourages participants to capture and apply the '9Cs' (Communication and Consultation enables Co-operation, Co-ordination, Collaboration, Control and Competence, establishing a Culture and Commitment at all levels).

For this course to be successful, it is important that attendees come from all levels within a organisation, i.e. mangers, supervisors and workers.


The course is designed for Managers, Supervisors and all levels of Site Operatives.


The course is designed to be simple, free flowing and interactive with clear, jargon-free  powerpoint presentation with eight separate exercises (some of which use film clips) which will cover:  

  • List of the basic legal duties of employers and employees.
  • Define hazards, risks and control measures
  • List possible causes of accideents
  • Understand the link between attitude and behaviour
  • Be aware of the costs of poor safety performance
  • Appreciate the benefits of good safety performance
  • Putting ABC info practice using the STAARR (Stop, Think, Assess, Act, Report) and TASK (Think first, Act safe, Stop if hazardous and Keep Safe) card.


The course will cover:

  • Introduction and legal duties.
  • Hazard, risk and control
  • Causes of accidents
  • Attitude, behaviour, communication and worker engagement
  • Benefits of getting it right
  • Achieving the ABC goal


In order to ensure the enough interaction between the delegates and that the Tutor is spread evenly the maximum number of Delegates allowed in 20 and a minimum of 6.


Successful participants will receive a CITB Construction Skills Achieving Behavioural Change certificate which is valid for 5 years. Please note that delegates must pass the multiple choice exam at the end of the course to qualify.

If you are in-scope and registered with CITB-ConstructionSkills you may be able to claim a grant to offset the cost please see the CITB website for full details