28 January 2011
Something different for this year at Health and Safety '11 - South, is the drama based presentation entitled ‘Safety Leadership and Culture’. The session promises to be interactive, practical and effective and the organisers of the presentation say their style of programmes effect a long-term change in attitude – not just a short term change in behaviour - and help to build lasting positive cultural change.
The seminar is being delivered by Shaun Curry and Harry Gallagher of Macnaughton McGregor. Between them they have almost 30 years’ experience of developing and delivering interactive drama based attitudinal safety training. During this time they have developed training programmes for some of the world’s leading companies including ConocoPhillips, Shell, Rolls Royce, Carillion and Rio Tinto Alcan as well as many others. They have developed and delivered programmes all over the world from Borneo to
Their approach can distil the central message of the event and raise attendees’ awareness of the salient issues in an interactive, thought provoking, enjoyable and ultimately memorable way.
As always, the conference and seminar programme, which includes sessions organised by the event’s official educational partner the British Safety Council, promises to be a valuable source of information for the health and safety professional and a popular attraction for visitors to the event.
Although the drama deals with some of the issues faced by supervisors and front-line managers, the wider context is aimed at anyone who is looking for effective training techniques in order to make a long lasting, positive impact upon the safety culture of their organisation.
A key feature of the seminar is the 'Interactive Case Study' which will demonstrate for front-line managers and supervisors how to present a positive and unambiguous safety message to the workforce in situations of deadlines and stress. The case study is set in a chemical plant and the central themes of tight deadlines, mis-communication and work pressure will be readily recognised by a wide range of organisations.
Shaun Curry from Macnaughton McGregor says of the seminar: “The central message of behavioural based safety is very simple - 'let’s all be safe and look out for each other'. So why can it be so hard to get right? We are hoping to raise participants’ awareness of the kinds of training tools available to them in the area of behavioural based safety. Tools that will increase ownership and promote long lasting positive attitudinal change. We are also hoping that people will take away an enjoyable and memorable experience.”
Along with event partners 3M, Ansell, Arco and DuPont, Health and Safety ’11 – South is supported by the British Safety Council and Safety Groups UK and officially endorsed by the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM).