Juice Impresses in London

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After many months of planning and preparation, Juice Learning were delighted to hold our most recent annual Behavioural Safety Training Showcase aboard the HMS Belfast, London, on April 2nd 2014.

The event, which was last year held at the Churchill War Rooms, is a major annual event for the team here at Juice Learning, as it provides us with a unique opportunity to welcome new people to the ‘Juice Approach’; an approach which is best experienced rather than described.

Over 60 Health and Safety professionals joined us for the day, representing companies including, amongst many others: Arriva, BP, Kuehne+Nagel, Lafarge Tarmac, Costain, Travis Perkins, AMEC & Sodexo.

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The day comprised of two 3-hour Behavioural Safety Training sessions delivered by our Director of Development, Matt Cleve. The content of the training was designed to take participants on a journey, beginning with the basic principles of behavioural safety and its impact within the working environment, exploring who the cultural ‘influencers’ are (good or bad) within the workplace and concluding with considerations of the critical role of leadership within a world-class safety culture.

Naturally, given the fascinating surroundings of a World War II Navy Light Cruiser, we couldn’t resist theming our usual blend of Learning, Theatre and Media to fit the location. We presented a number of specially commissioned dramatic scenarios to our participants throughout the course of the event, set aboard a Royal Navy ship undergoing a period of refit and refurbishment.

Within these theatrical elements, we were able to demonstrate a range of challenging attitudes, behaviours and mindsets combined with tensions between a Royal Navy project manager and civilian contractors all of which contributed to an unsafe working environment and disastrous consequences.

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These theatrical vignettes were used as a springboard for group discussion, both of the fictitious events depicted but also, more importantly, linked back into the working environments of the participants. Delegates were able to explore where they have witnessed similar behaviours, pressures and challenges to the Health and Safety culture of their organisations and begin to consider how such barriers to improvement might be removed.

Delegate feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with many attendees stating that the blend of theatre, media and discussion made the subject matter feel ‘real’ and hard-hitting. A selection of comments include:

Excellent Presentation. The message was very “real”
A really informative session
Thought provoking and worthwhile
Wow! What a great experience; I will be giving serious thought to how Juice can help my organisation

So, overall another great Juice Learning event and, we hope, the start of some long-term working relationships with organisations wanting to make a difference to the attitudes and behaviours that affect their safety performance.

For further information on Juice Learning and the work that we do in the field of Behavioural Safety please visit our website at: http://www.juicelearning.com/juice-learning/health-and-safety

Or contact us at: info@juicelearning.com

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