Behavior-based safety (BBS) has long been an essential element for safety improvement. While some think of it as merely a checklist for encouraging the right behaviors, true BBS has evolved to include supervisory development, leadership training, team building, and cross-level collaboration.

Our BAPP® system has been in the vanguard of the BBS revolution for decades and now independent research is highlighting just some of the reasons why it has been so successful.

Cambridge University approached DEKRA to study BBS technology and its relevance to business performance management today.

Relying on the independent research of University of Cambridge, DEKRA Insight has new research on its Behavioral Accident Prevention Process® (BAPP®) approach.

Key findings from the Cambridge study include:

  • Confirmation that BAPP technology worked to reduce incidents by 25% in year one, 35% in year two and 45% by year three.
  • Participation vs. intensity – having fewer observers doing more observations is more effective.
  • Localize or generalize – having observers provide feedback on fewer areas is better.
  • Clients who focus on fewer critical issues, who adapted to changing risks, and who coached observers also did better than those who did fewer of these activities.

Click here to download the DEKRA Insight white paper, The Future of Behavior-Based Safety.