Are you interested in looking at safety through a different lens, focusing on success and taking an agile and adaptive approach to how you lead your workforce?

In partnership with Acre, Art of Work will deliver the first of a series of Safety Innovation Breakfasts here in the UK. This is a great opportunity to meet industry and thought leaders who are engaged in progressive change for safety.

Safety has traditionally been about the elimination of negative outcomes (incidents, injuries, errors, malfunctions). While this approach of fixing what doesn't work has lead to significant improvements it has also produced several problematic side effects: disengagement and disempowerment of people, increasing bureaucracy, loss of innovation and productivity. Furthermore, many organisations now struggle with plateauing safety records. Some industries even experience increasing injury and fatality rates despite unprecedented investments in safety.

Over the last 5 years, a growing number of organisations and thought-leaders have developed a set of ideas and practices that help organisations to manage safety differently. This breakfast event, delivered in London, is designed to introduce attendees to succinct ideas and practices of managing safety differently. Attendees will learn about the limitations of traditional assumptions of safety, as well as alternative ways to understand what happens at work.

Price: £80.00 GBP (including VAT)

Venue: Brand Exchange, 3 Birchin Lane, London, EC3V 9BW


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John Green

John Green has worked in the oil, gas, petrochemical, electronic and aviation sectors. He began his working life as a major hazards inspector for the HSE in the late 1970s. He then spent periods overseas with BP on Das Island, ADNOC in Abu Dhabi, CALTEX in Bahrain and Total where he was Head of Safety during the construction of the South Pars industrial complex. On returning to the UK John held senior positions with Motorola, British Airways and Board level positions with Severn Trent and Alfred McAlpine. He is currently Director HSEQ and Corporate Responsibility for Laing O’Rourke's European hub.

John holds degrees in Occupational Health and Safety, Integrated Pollution Mgmt, and Risk Mgmt as well as qualifications in Psychology, Law and Change Mgmt. He spends any spare time that he has climbing, scuba diving and in any other pursuit that requires risk management skills.

Helen Rawlinson

Helen is the Managing Director UK at Art of Work and has over 10 years’ experience working in safety across a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, recycling and government. She has a degree in Health and Safety management and a strong passion for changing perceptions of the industry as well as encouraging businesses to connect with their people to harness an understanding of what work really is like.

Helen sits on the review board for the UK industry magazine, SHP. She is known for her interest in reducing bureaucracy and for her ability in challenging and supporting businesses with their transformational journey between traditional safety and Safety Differently.