Safety Conversations

Safety Themes:
Intervention, Conversations, Influencing

Suitable For:
Supervisors, Managers and Operatives in any industry

This workshop focuses on the importance of incorporating safety into everyday workplace conversations.  We highlight and explore the mindset and skills that will make safety conversations an effective day-to-day dynamic within your culture.

What influences our own mindset and how others see things?  Using an example from within your industry or organisation we illustrate a scenario that focuses on bringing safety into the conversation be it setting people to work, reinforcing positive actions or challenging unsafe behaviours.  Forum theatre will allow the group to examine a conversation with distance and perspective, evaluating for themselves what works and what doesn't.  Using an example relevant to their world it is designed to resonate with them, and hold a mirror up to their current culture.

At the end of this session the group will be familiar with the ingredients of a good safety conversation and have begun to actively observe, reflect and influence.  In a workshop setting participants have the opportunity to practice and develop their own individual skills.

Like this play?

Encouraging Safe Behaviour

Coaching: influencing others through questioning and listening instead of telling.  How can you encourage reporting and sharing of information by creating trust?  What do you want people to think, feel, say or do as a result of the conversation? 

Challenging Unsafe Behaviour

Intervening: challenging unsafe acts confidently and effectively, even when the other person responds in a negative way.  In what ways do you create an environment where it's accepted to challenge and challenge is accepted?

Positive Recognition of Safe Behaviour

Intention and impact: be it learning what's happening on the ground, confirming people understand safe procedures or influencing safe practices.  Do you make positive safety interventions to recognise what is done well?