Theatre gives you the power to develop and sustain a culture of safety.
Theatre is at work to explore the human factors involved in workplace safety. Using safety plays as live, interactive case-studies illustrates how even the smallest action, or inaction, can have the greatest impact when it comes to safety at work. Themes like responsibility, risk perception and safety interventions are highlighted and discussed in our workshops.
Effective safety management systems are critical in every workplace, however clients tell us that engaging people in the importance of upholding those systems can be difficult. Complacency, rule-breaking or failing to raise a safety concern can all contribute to an unsafe environment. Leadership is also important from safety in design through to supervision. Yet traditional training methods often don't challenge attitudes and behaviours.
Theatre at work and scripted scenarios have been used to improve safety culture by clients in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Asia and the US in sectors including construction, utilities, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceuticals, transport and energy.
Options range from short sessions delivered at a conference or meeting for one or two hours, to workshops of varying duration to meet your specific needs. All workshops are highly interactive and facilitation is tailored to suit each group and your objectives. We can also produce and script bespoke scenarios for your organisation or industry.
Theory Behind the Theatre
Our programmes reference key safety concepts and tools as appropriate to the programme objectives and resultant design, including thought leadership in safety and psychology. Tools used include the Hearts and Minds Safety Culture model, Transactional Analysis and Push-Pull influencing among others. We reference Daniel Kahneman, Edgar Schien and other contemporary psychologists, along with the work of Andrew Hopkins, Sidney Dekker, James Reason and Weick & Sutcliffe in safety culture.