We spend some time with Helen Rawlinson, Art of Work’s newly appointed Managing Director in the UK.
So Helen, what brings you to the Art of Work team?
I am a passionate advocate of the values and principles of Safety Differently and Enabling Safety, having followed the growing interest in Australia. My relationships with the Art of Work team have strengthened and it seemed a perfect fit when they came to me to discuss their UK expansion.
Where have you come from and what do you bring to the Art of Work team?
Most recently I was HS&E Leader for Laing O'Rourke here in the UK, leading their manufacturing, plant and logistics businesses through a strategic transition between safety I and safety II. Prior to that I held a number of safety roles across a wide range of industries and completed a degree in HS&E management along the way.
I bring over 10 years experience working successfully in the UK safety industry. I have a wide network and i am looking forward to connecting more people with an interest in Safety Differently. I am focused on changing perceptions of the industry and supporting businesses to connect with their people to enable success by harnessing an understanding of what work is really like.
Where do you see the opportunities lie in the UK?
Many organisations have plateaued and desire change, they connect to the philosophy and I see a growing demand now for understanding how to implement Safety Differently in real time, where the daily operational pressures still exist. I believe more people in the industry want the opportunity to share their experiences and journey with Safety II, we can help create that.
Art of Work do a great job of showing their clients what is possible and offering practical, proven steps with positive, sustainable improvements. I am looking forward to speaking at events, hosting our own events and raising the profile for the great work Art of Work delivers for its clients in Australia and now more formally here in the UK.
Helen Rawlinson is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 7821 753 504.