What would you anticipate on your first day at work? To get home safely? Our case-study is based on the true and tragic story of a young man losing his life within hours of starting a new job. How could such a terrible event happen and shouldn’t any risks to health and safety have been anticipated?
The Irish courts held the organisation accountable for failings in information, instruction, supervision and in their safe system of work. HSA statistics tell us that almost half of work-related deaths in Ireland involve vehicles, with common issues including proximity and loss of control (1). This story highlights the risks around moving vehicles, plant and machinery and the potential consequences of failing to take safety seriously.
The workshop is interactive and facilitation can be tailored to suit groups at all levels, in any industry. Delivered by a team of four, this case-study explores the working environment, safety culture and ultimately the actions and omissions which left a family devastated without their ‘prince’.
The story unfolds over the course of four scenes, each of which allows exploration of different aspects and key themes. At each stage, small group discussion will be followed by facilitated plenary contributions.