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London, 18 April 2018 - Safety Differently Masterclass

  • TBA London United Kingdom (map)

Art of Work brings you a Masterclass for business leaders and managers interested in improving safety by building and aligning organisational strengths.

Safety has traditionally been about the elimination of negative outcomes. In the pursuit of this goal, people have increasingly become a problem to control, and safety a bureaucratic activity. In this one day Learning Lab, participants will learn how safety can be managed by seeing people as a resource to harness, how safety can be about enabling things to go right, and how safety can become an ethical responsibility to do what is right.

Enabling Safety suggests a paradigm shift in how organisations understand and manage safety. This paradigm sees deviations and people’s behaviours not as the causes of incidents, but as symptoms of how work is organised. To adapt and overcome, organisations can focus on building strengths, harnessing the potential of their people to contribute, and find direction by doing what is right by their employees.

Over the last 5 years, a growing number of organisations have developed practices and methods that help organisations to organise safety differently. In this one day Learning Lab, attendees will be introduced to the ideas and principles that underpin the Enabling Safety construct, with proven tools, methods and practices that allow organisations to manage safety differently, delivering resilience, productivity and safety.

Participants will learn:

  • Why focusing on what helps and hinders normal work will improve safety
  • How people are a solution to harness, rather than a problem to control
  • New ways to measure safety that will drive empowerment and innovation
  • Why leaders need to host conversations about what goes on at work
  • How organisations can learn from what goes right
  • How organisations have managed to build their safety management systems on the Safety Differently principles.

Participants will receive:

  • Copies of the presentation material
  • Membership to Art of Work’s exclusive Lighthouse Centre of Excellence
  • Access for 6 months to a Master Class web portal loaded with resources relating to foundations of safety differently, including case studies, change strategies, journal articles, book references, links to e-resources, and tools to collaborate with other participants beyond the Master Class event.
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Helen Rawlinson, Managing Director UK at Art of Work will be presenting the day.

Helen has over 10 years’ experience working in safety across a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, recycling and government. She has a degree in Health and Safety management and a strong passion for changing perceptions of the industry as well as encouraging businesses to connect with their people to harness an understanding of what work really is like. Helen sits on the review board for the UK industry magazine, SHP. She is known for her interest in reducing bureaucracy and for her ability in challenging and supporting businesses with their transformational journey between traditional safety and Safety Differently.


Testimonials from previous Appreciative Safety Master Classes:

The Appreciative Safety Master Class gave me new ideas on how we can engage our people for improved performance. - David Schelbach, Global Manager HSE, IXOM

The Appreciative Safety Master Class is a truly different learning experience and great for those looking to challenge their perspectives and views on health and safety. - Tim Fleming, General Manager HSE - Australia Hub - Laing O'Rourke

This Master Class outlines the most innovative and progressive safety thinking available. It allows participants to think outside the box and identify practical opportunities for change. - David Provan, General Manager HSE Origin