Safety for a New Era


The Future of Health & Safety /

Safety for a New Era

Target audience: The Board or senior executive team, safety teams and managers

Length: Minimum ½ day

Format: Pure facilitation or using theatre

Super objective: To explore cutting-edge thinking that moves us beyond compliance and behavioural safety and into a new era.

Description: John Green, latterly of Laing O’Rourke, has recently contended that ‘Safety is Broken’. To take this assertion literally does a disservice to the fantastic work of safety professionals, workers and companies around the World, but Green is clearly trying to provoke a debate and he’s absolutely right to do so. In safety, we are not actually getting much better… in the UK, fatality rates have flat-lined in the last 10 years, the rate of self-reported non-fatal injuries has also remained constant in that period, as has the number of days lost due to worker injury. The response from participants in H&S training session hovers between despair, apathy and hostility to the very thing that they should, arguably, care the most about at work. So why have we stagnated and what approach might we take to get things moving again? What got us here will not get us there…

Content / Format:

  • The pitfalls of the War on Error
  • The impact of complexity
  • Taylorism and the dangers of proceduralisation
  • Moving beyond compliance
  • Work as imagined versus work as done
  • Accidents as emergent features
  • The Banality of Accidents thesis
  • Looking for danger in success
  • The ZERO paradox
  • How measuring success can stop success
  • Managers as the experts
  • Safety I to Safety II
  • People as the solution to harness
  • Safety as the presence of capabilities
  • Engaging people in health and safety
  • Reaping the rewards in productivity, innovation and business improvement
Juice Health & Safety Portfolio

At Juice Learning we’re helping organisations progress from their procedure-heavy, compliance-led approach and supporting them in creating inclusive, values-driven cultures where everyone is empowered to challenge the status-quo and make a positive contribution to improving safety.