Based on an incident that happened in Ireland, this story explores some of the human factors that can influence a culture of safety on site. Through live interaction and facilitated discussion we focus on attitudes, choices and the influence of planning and contractor dynamics on risk awareness and safe practices. Used in a workshop setting this scenario also allows participants to examine their own role in influencing a culture of safety through effective safety conversations.
We follow the story of Donal and his colleague Peter who has recently been promoted to the role of supervisor. During a time of industry growth and potential business expansion, they are keen to bring their new project in on schedule and safely. Working at height they must stay vigilant when it comes to hazards and risks however with so many factors influencing their choices things don’t go according to plan, with tragic consequences.