During the week-long assessment representatives from the Cambridge Center visited several projects from across the Costain Group to verify how behavioural science was being used to improve safety performance on Costain and Costain joint venture sites. One of the assessors stated “becoming accredited through the CCBS is an honor that puts Costain among the few top-performing organisations in the world, in the area of safety”.
When the Cambridge Center returned in 2014 to carry out the reaccreditation visit, the assessment team commented on how Costain had progressed the recommendations made from the initial visit and “gained further insight into the strengths that make Costain’s behavioural safety program world class and worthy of Accreditation”.
Highlights identified in the re-accreditation report included:
- A sustained decrease in accidents corresponding to the continual development of behavioural safety programmes.
- The reviewers also highlighted proactive and strong leadership, with visible and active support from the very top of the Group.
- The accreditation team also commended Costain on using applied behavioural science in wider areas of the business such as time, cost, quality and leadership.
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