Welle Training

How to Stay Safe by Assessing Behavior

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The S.M.A.R.T Principles

The S.M.A.R.T Principles are five fundamental skills that you must learn to support a culture of safety. They are easily learned and once these principles become second nature you can apply them to any situation. The good news is you probably already use most of these principles. In any situation you should be thinking, “How can my behavior now prevent something from happening in five minutes?” Or, what can I do today to prevent an incident from happening tomorrow? It's all about eliminating challenging behavior before it even begins. We can do this with what we call the S.M.A.R.T Principles.

The Lalemand Red Behavior Scale

The Lalemand Red Behavior Scale is an ASSESSMENT TOOL for you to use when working with people who are under a high level of stress and there has been a change in their baseline behavior. It is used to observe behavior, determine the level of danger the behavior presents, and choose a safe, effective Minimum Impact Response to the unwanted behavior.

Post Incident Review

Using the Post Incident Review - Behavioral Scale to Document is a module that uses the Lalemand Red Behavior Scale to document incidents in a clear, objective, concise, and consistent manner. The common language used in the behavior scale assures that the documentation is consistent and easy to understand. In this module, you will learn the three components of a well-documented incident which includes the level of behavior that you observed as informed by the Behavior Scale, the individual’s specific behavior, and your and/or your staff’s response to that behavior.



  1. List the five S.M.A.R.T Principles
  2. Describe at least two examples of each principle
  3. Define the purpose of the S.M.A.R.T Principles
  4. Identify strategies for applying the S.M.A.R.T Principles in various settings
  5. Describe the Minimum Impact Concept
  6. Describe the purpose of the Lalemand Red Behavior Scale
  7. Identify the five levels of the scale
  8. Describe behaviors which represent each of the five levels
  9. Describe second level messages, and
  10. Identify safe and effective staff responses at each level
  11. Use the Lalemand Red Behavior Scale’s common language to accurately document an observed incident
  12. Define the three components of a well-documented incident
  13. Describe clear, objective, and concise documentation
  14. Describe observed behaviors using the levels as informed by the Lalemand Red Behavior Scale
  15. Describe the purpose of using the Behavior Scale to write incident reports
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