Research has shown that a whopping 95% of behaviour is prompted by unconscious automatic processes. A large portion of unsafe behaviour can therefore be explained by such non-rational factors. However, as it is very difficult for us in practice to see this in ourselves, we need support from others. In a professional context, this means support from colleagues in our team.

Support like this can be found in existing organisational structures like teams, departments and shift systems, and translates into the reciprocal attitude of “We won’t allow anyone of us to behave in an unsafe way”.


This programme aims for team members to:

  1. 1. know from each other why everyone finds it important to behave safely;
  2. 2. know about the non-rational and automatic processes that determine part of our safe or unsafe behaviour and how to observe them in each individual;
  3. 3. draw up their safety rules together.


Bringing all team members together to:

  1. 1. activate their collective mind:
    1. a. getting to know better the different worlds colleagues live in;
    2. b. enhancing feelings of belonging together;
    3. 2. become aware through experiential learning of the non-rational factors and mechanisms that affect unsafe behaviour in various contexts: home, traffic, working environments;
    4. 3. put together objectives and working methods to keep an eye on each other and react to this.


‘The collective safety mind’ programme is directed at homogenous groups working together on a daily basis (e.g. as part of a shift system).