Singapore University of Social Sciences

Behavioural Based Safety

Behavioural Based Safety (HFSY215)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


Behaviour based safety is now commonly employed as part of the safety management programme in many different industries. This course not only teaches students how to employ behavioural psychology to promote safety at the workplace but also the principles underlying behaviour based safety. Topics covered include how to combat human nature and interpersonal factors and the impact of stress at work. In the later part of the course, students are taught how to develop, implement and evaluate behavioural based safety programme. Topics will also include the importance of engaging employees in a team effort towards removing work hazards and to identify and reward positive behaviours.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Principles underlying Behaviour Based Safety
  • Basic Principles of Behaviour and its Barrier to Safety
  • Critical Behaviours and Their Intervention with Different Factors
  • Implementation and Evaluation of Behaviour Based Safety Process
  • Obtaining and Maintaining Involvement. Improving the Process by Introducing ABC Analysis
  • Improving the Process by Introducing Gauge R&R and the Case Studies

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the concepts of safety culture and principles underlying behavioural based safety.
  • Explain the basic principles of behaviour and its barrier to safety.
  • Describe how BBS principles and tools can be applied in industries to enhance workplace safety.
  • Examine critical behaviour and their interactions with different factors which have an impact on safety.
  • Apply the use of tools such as ABC Analysis and Gauge R&R and surveys in BBSP.
  • Evaluate and implement the whole behavioural based safety process.
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