Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Training


Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Training

Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Training

Course Overview


This course will train you to take action that will help change employees behaviour with regards to safety. It develops your observation and communication skills so you can take positive steps to ensure a safer work place. Putting Behaviour Based Safety and the Observation System into practice will result in improved safety performance and better communication at your site.


This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:

  • Describe the “how-to’s” of BBS.
  • Explain the relationship between safe and at-risk behaviours.
  • Explain the purpose of the BBS Safety Observation Cycle.
  • Describe how to use the BBS Safety Observation Checklist and Report.
  • Injuries and incidents reduced by 60-90 percent
  • Workers’ compensation costs lowered
  • Safety awareness increased among all employees.
  • Communication skills improved.
  • Supervisory and management skills improved.
  • Explain each step in the Safety Observation Cycle
  • Describe how to observe safe and unsafe behaviours.
  • Explain how to take action to reinforce safe work practices or correct unsafe behaviours.
  • Explain why it’s importance to reinforce safe work practices.
  • Describe the importance of taking corrective action
  • Explain how to take action to prevent recurrence.
  • Describe why it’s important to observe for positions of people.
  • Identify the positions of people that can result in injury.
  • Explain how to use the Observation Checklist to observe positions of people.
  • Explain how using the Observation Checklist can help prevent injuries related to positions of people.
  • Explain the role of “talking with” others in eliminating incidents and injuries.
  • Explain what is meant by a “questioning attitude’’.
  • Describe reactions of people and their role in safety performance.
  • Explain the term “evaporative acts”.
  • Describe how to observe for evaporative acts.
  • Explain the term “underlying causes” and its role in your safety observations.
  • Describe three items to be alert for when observing people’s use of tools and equipment.
  • Explain the term Total Observation.
  • Explain how to apply a questioning attitude to safety observations.
  • Describe how behaviours create safe and unsafe conditions
  • Describe how to ensure responsibility for safety is respected.
  • Describe three key questions related to procedures.
  • Explain the role of procedures in preventing the recurrence of unsafe behaviours.
  • List the “Steps to Safe Procedures.”
  • Explain how a questioning attitude can help in discussing procedures and orderliness with employees.
  • Describe three key questions related to orderliness.
  • Explain the importance orderliness standards.
  • Identify ways to continue to encourage safe performance.
  • Describe how to use your judgment in addressing unsafe behaviours.


  • BBS Approach
  • BBS as a Human Resource Safety
  • BBS concept
  • BBS Implementation
  • BBS Training
  • BBS Observation & Feedback Process
  • BBS Steering Committee
  • Safety Principle
  • Attitude and Behaviour
  • Unsafe and Safe Behaviour
  • Unsafe act and Unsafe Condition
  • Eliminating Unsafe Acts
  • Safety Responsibility
  • Safety Observation Cycle
  • Safety Observation Card
  • Safety Observation Checklist
  • Safety Observation Report
  • The Complete Safety Observation card
  • The Reaction of People
  • Evaporative Acts
  • Clue and Preventing Recurrence
  • Underlying Causes
  • Listening and Learning
  • Personal Protective Equipment Observing the Position of people
  • Tools and Equipment Observing for Tools and Equipment
  • Total Observation Method
  • Becoming a Skills Observer
  • Procedures
  • Procedures & Safety
  • Procedures & At-Risk Behaviours
  • Orderliness
  • Reviewing Orderliness Standards
  • Encouraging Safe Performance
  • Listening to Employees
  • Examining Safety Issues
  • Accident in Relation to Unsafe Acts and Unsafe Condition
  • Addressing Safe and Unsafe Behaviours
  • Unsafe Act Auditing
  • Conducting Unsafe Act Audit
  • Your Safety Performance


We have Examinations for each package in addition to practical assignments which you must pass before certification. Pass mark is 50%. If you fail any of the exams, you would be required to re-sit it at the cost N3,000 per paper. 

Fees And Program Responsibilities 

The course duration is 2 days. The course is delivered in our Full Multi-Media, Air-conditioned Training Laboratory. The course can also be delivered as an in-House Training Program in your premises. 

For in-house training, the minimum number of persons required per class is 6 persons, if you are training a class that is less than 6 persons, your payment may cover payment for 6 persons. We shall execute the program as presented in this schedule with our materials, equipment and instructors, and issue certificates to participants at the end of the program. 

If the training is holding at our Training Laboratory, we shall have tea and lunch breaks during the program. If you want the training to hold in your company premises, you are to provide the training hall and have tea and lunch breaks during the program. If the training location is outside our training centers, an additional cost to cover logistics at such a location will be added to the total cost unless provided or specific arrangement is made by the company.


Physical: ₦ 50000

Virtual: ₦

Distance: ₦

Corporate: ₦ 60000

Individual: ₦

Payment and Registration

Cash payment is not allowed. Payment in any convenient instalment is allowed starting with a minimum of 50% of the total training fee before receipt of training materials, however candidate must complete payment in full 21 days before the selected exam date.

To register, make payment, then fill and return the Registration Form and the Joining Agreement in addition to your Evidence of Payment and scanned copy of Valid Photo ID (such as International Passport, Driver’s License or National Identity Card) to: (for Nigeria Learners) or to (for international learners).

Payment can be by bank deposit, bank transfer or bank cheque made in favour of Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited. See bank details below:

Bank Name Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Bank Address #6, Forces Avenue, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Account Name Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited
Account Number 0039700271
Sort Code 058-215041

Card payment can be made via Flutterwave Safeguard payment App Link:

Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an acknowledgment including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials.


You can join our HSE-PCP Physical, Virtual Classroom or the Distance learning program from any location globally and write your Online Examination from the comfort of your home and workplace without the need to travel out of your location.

Physical Classroom usually hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt (Nigeria) as indicated below:

  • Port Harcourt Training Center: #6C, Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt, Before SPAR Back Gate.
  • Lagos Training Center: #2 Tokunbo Ali Street, off Toyin street Ikeja, Lagos


Physical Classroom

  • Safeguard physical classroom study allows you to get away from the distractions from workplaces and homes to enable concentrate on your training until completion.
  • It provides learners a great opportunity to condense their study within the training the days compared to our Distance Learning Program which can be studied over a relatively longer period.
  • Learners also have the option to take the examination within the study period or any other convenient available examination date.
  • The classroom setting allows learners to learn in our safe, quiet, clean multi-media training laboratory, away from the noise and pressures of their work or their homes.
  • Again, learners could be large which allows the classroom environment to provide the important “human touch” that teaches learners how to interact physically with one another in a professional, productive and cooperative way which is often missing in distance learning program.
  • The course fee cover training materials, tutorials, revision class, mock examination, main examination, in addition to tea break and lunch break.

Live Virtual Classroom

  • If you have the time for classroom study but you are not available to join our classroom session due to distance or location, then our Live Virtual Class is your best alternative.
  • Our live virtual class is easy to follow and can be completed within the same time as the physical classroom. Learners can join remotely and learn ‘live’ online with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.
  • You get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like. Our learners can remotely join the virtual class from any location in the world through live video conferencing with the Zoom Technology using a PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the live virtual class.
  • Throughout the course, learners can see and interact with the tutor and with other learners. Group interaction enhances learning; learners learn from one another as well as from the tutor.
  • Our live virtual class provides practical, flexible and convenient ways of learning, designed to fit around you and your needs.
  • Learners can drop questions on the chat box in group or private chat the Tutor and learners can also request to ask questions while the training is going on.
  • Daily take-home assignment will be posted in chat box and on the group WhatsApp which will be reviewed by the tutor at the beginning of each day’s tutorial.
  • There will be workbook and course workbook which will be completed by learners and submitted for tutor’s evaluation.
  • A revision class and a mock examination will be arranged to prepare learners for the final examination.

Tutor-Supported Distance Learning Program

  • Many people today do not want, or are not able, to spend days or weeks in a classroom. In view of this,our distance learning program provides an available alternative learning method.
  • It provides you with a flexible and easily accessible learning solution, you choose the time, place and pace of learning and take control of your learning program.
  • It is tutor-supported package which uses a variety of support mechanisms to ensure that you are fully engaged. It guarantees better understanding of the course contents and encourages group interaction with other learners using the WhatsApp platform which enhances learning.
  • Without compromising on course quality, the distance learning program is our most cost-effective learning method when compared to physical classroom or live virtual classroom.
  • Course materials consist of study notes and workbooks, coursework, brainstorming exercises, media resources and a course textbook.
  • Learners are encouraged to complete the study workbook and coursework and submit to us for marking. At the end, your knowledge and understanding can be formally assessed using a mock examination to prepare learners for the final examination.
  • The course fee covers course materials, exam-fees, tutor support and a distance-learning course license for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue.
  • Exam can also be attended online. Distant Learning will include a self-study of the course manual by the student. A tutor-based revision will be done with the student for preparation against examination via Zoom video conferencing.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the tutor-run online live revision.

Corporate Classes

  • Organizations that are sponsoring learners to join our physical classroom, virtual classroom or distance learning program will have to pay the corporate course fees.
  • We can also arrange an executive package for organizations that desire a top-class welfare package for their employees.
  • We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you in the form of in-company training.
  • This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs.The biggest benefit of in-company training is the location.
  • Organizing training off-site can be difficult for some employers, especially if you have a large team to get through a course. On-site training means less travel time and are much more convenient for your employees.
  • Hosting a course, yourself also means last minute changes can be made to attendees. For example, if someone suddenly becomes free to complete some training, at least they will be in the right place already.
  • You may want to do this so that lessons tie in with your own policies and procedures, or even just change the learning pace to suit your employee's schedules.
  • There are benefits to your business too by hosting training in-house; employees do not have to spend unnecessary time away from their jobs and can instead clock back to work as soon as the training is complete.


  • NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status.
  • It offers a comprehensive range of globally recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
  • Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 100 countries around the world.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams, you can take advantage of our well-tailored training materials and tutorials which improves your chances of high success in NEBOSH exams.


  • Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent large number of years in industry and are therefore able to temper academic theory with practical experience. They are also acclaimed and renowned with impeccable record and experience spanning several years in Health and Safety industry.
  • With our multi-media training laboratory and our training facilities, we are ever ready to offer you training programs of the highest possible standards and which meet internationally recognized level of performance.
  • Our success story has made us an exceptional Training Center in Nigeria.
  • Our high pass rate has made us an exceptional NEBOSH Training Center in Africa.
  • Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in Health and Safety, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in NEBOSH exams.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams.