Singapore University of Social Sciences

Behavioural Insights (BI) for Health & Safety Leaders

Behavioural Insights (BI) for Health & Safety Leaders (CET278)

Applications Open: 16 May 2024

Applications Close: 26 June 2024

Next Available Intake: 17 July 2024

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 1 day

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: SUSS Academy


Dates: 17 May 2024, 17 July 2024
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences


Synopsis

Ask your workers if health and safety is important and you will get a resounding “Yes!” Yet, poor health behaviours and work accidents continue. This course tackles this intention-action gap by equipping you with the tools to (1) diagnose unhealthy and unsafe behaviours and (2) implement evidence-based interventions.

In this 1-day course, you will discover the attitudes, social forces, and organisational factors behind key unhealthy and unsafe behaviours in your business unit, and plan specific actions and interventions, with the help of expert trainers, to promote health and tackle unsafe behaviours.


Who Should Attend

Leaders and managers with responsibility for health promotion and workplace safety

 

Topics

  • How do workers process information and make decisions about health and safety
  • Tools for health and safety attitude and behaviour change
  • Applying behavioural insights tools and interventions for health and safety
 

Objectives

By the end of this course, 

  1. To prevent health and safety incidences by equipping leaders with the ability and tools to diagnose unhealthy and unsafe behaviours
  2. To prevent health and safety incidences by equipping leaders with the ability and tools to implement evidence-based interventions



A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain unhealthy and unsafe behaviours in terms of attitudes, social forces, and organisational factors
  • Describe how behavioural insights tools and interventions can be used to change health and safety attitudes and behaviours



B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the factors underpinning key unhealthy and unsafe behaviours
  • Plan interventions to tackle key unhealthy and unsafe behaviours



Schedule

TimeAgenda
Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Course introduction and overview
09:30 - 10:30

How do your workers process information about health and safety?

10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:15

How do your workers make decisions about health and safety?

11:15 - 12:45Frameworks for understanding critical health and safety related behaviours
12:45 –13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:45Analyse your business unit: results from the pre-course survey
14:45 - 15:45

Behavioural insights tools and interventions

15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Applying behavioural insights tools and interventions
17:30 - 18:00Assessment

*SUSS reserves the right to change the course dates, topics and trainers.

Assessments

  • Action Planning




Requirements

  • Attendees should have some direct or indirect responsibility for workplace health and safety
  • Attendees should be prepared to ask business unit colleagues to complete a pre-course survey


About the Trainers

 

CET278 Victor Seah

Dr Victor Seah has over a decade of experience in executive training and adult education having worked with organisations such as ANZ bank, ABC broadcaster, Qantas airlines, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities. His research focuses on behavioural insights and nudges, workplace behaviour change, and creativity and psychology at work and has been published in journals such as Sustainability, the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, and Learning and Individual Differences. Dr Seah is a frequent contributor to local media such as The Straits Times, TODAYonline, Channel News Asia, and The Business Times.

 

CET278 chui yoon ping

Associate Professor Chui Yoon Ping is an expert in human factors and safety. She is currently the Deputy Dean of Core Learning, College of Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning at Singapore University of Social Science. She was previously Head of the Human Factors in Safety programme at SUSS, the first HF undergraduate degree programme in Singapore. She was the Inaugural Honorary Fellow at Workplace Safety and Health Institute (2013-2015), and a member of the 2nd and 3rd External Review Panel for SAF Safety (ERPSS) (2017 to current). She is also a member of the Workplace Safety and Health Council (National Work at Heights Safety) Taskforce 2018 – current).

 

 

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to cet@suss.edu.sg:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

Course Fee for $600

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.


  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.

  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.

  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice.


For clarification, please contact the SUSS Academy via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
Email: CET@suss.edu.sg
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