What’s the Future of Behavioural Safety?
In 1936, Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that improved the way we think about human behaviour. He postulated that behaviour (B) is a function of the person (P) and the environment (E) or as it is commonly written B = f(P,E). This is known as Lewin’s Equation. From a personal safety perspective: P = Personal traits, such as skills and habits E = Environment, such as external rules, processes and procedures to control behaviour Note that although both parts are always in pla