• Edith Cowan University (map)
  • 2 Bradford Street
  • Mount Lawley, WA, 6050
  • Australia
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This is a learning lab event with Sidney Dekker 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 behaviors 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.

Event details:

When: 12 October 2017, 8am - 5pm 

Venue: Perth, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus.

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Perth - 12 Oct - Enabling Safety - Safety Differently with Sidney Dekker
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