Attending Beehive’s safety culture seminar in the Lake District gave me the chance to reflect on where we were as an organisation on the Bradley curve. With an immature system only just beginning to embed I recognised we had work to do and the D2i program presented an opportunity to turbo charge that change. 12 months later as the program is coming to an end, it’s evident throughout our teams that we have made significant leaps forward towards interdependence. Line Managers are making ‘safe decisions’, taking personal accountability for safety and empowering others to do the same. We are continuing to build a strong safety culture.
Case study - Uniper and reenactment
In 2017, Uniper, already a client of Brathay, attended the b.SAFE@Brathay free ‘Change the Conversation, Change the Culture’ safety culture seminar at Brathay.
As a result of this, Uniper approached Beehive to design and deliver a re-enactment event based on the b.SAFE D2iT Trust-based Safety Culture model for their annual plant manager conference in Dusseldorf in January this year. Beehive wrote the script for the drama, rehearsed the actors, and delivered a high impact, engaging event that was very well received and has led to increased awareness and change in the organisation.
The success of the Dusseldorf conference led to the workshop re-enactment being rolled out further within the organisation, with plans for a senior manager event in Dusseldorf in September, multiple events in France, and for events in the nuclear sector in Sweden in the new year.
Plans to deliver an engagement event to address the challenges of lone working are also in progress. “Drama is a great way of engaging people and raising significant questions, allowing them to empathise with the people on stage and raising the question ‘what would I do?’ in the audience”, says Beehive director Sara Lodge.
Fellow director Mark Sykes adds, “using forum theatre allows the audience to get involved and rehearse new, better behaviours.”