Acting on Warning Signs

Organisational culture is one of the key factors why companies fail to recognise the warning signs prior to workplace accidents.

DVD Price: $995.00*

Formats Available: DVD, Intranet Licence, Corporate Licence

Duration: 26 minutes

This workshop, which relates to Professor Hopkins' book, Safety, Culture and Risk, has been designed to assist the team address key factors of collective mindfulness, group think and reporting systems, as part of a program to manage warning signs in the workplace.

There will always be warning signs that surface before things go wrong. If you have a system which is going to pick up those warning signs then you will be averting disaster.
— Professor Andrew Hopkins

Key learning outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Identify potential ‘Warning Signs’ and pick them up intuitively.

  • Understand the problem of ‘Culture of Denial’ impacting their workplaces.

  • Respond to the concept of ‘Group Think’ and its affect on safety.

  • Critique their ‘Reporting system’ and recognize the need to pick up and respond to warning signs.

Content and Format:

This workshop provides for two training options:

  1. Interactive version: This includes a video on DVD with pauses for workshop activities. It also includes on CD a PowerPoint presentation with embedded video clips of the program to facilitate interactivity and audience participation at relevant points of the program. This enables the Facilitator to run a complete session.

  2. Linear version: This includes a video on DVD with no pauses. It also includes on CD a PowerPoint presentation with the embedded linear program to facilitate a shorter session and the option to conduct activities after the program. This enables the Facilitator to run mini sessions.

The workshop includes a CD complete with a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide, Participant Handouts, Reference Material, and links to relevant websites.

Intended Audience:

Along with front-line management, this program is also suitable for middle to senior management level together with safety, plant and risk managers as an additional process to consider for risk minimisation.

Available in the following languages:

English, Spanish and Portuguese

Good relevant discussion about why warning signs are ignored.

Great link between the safety relationship and mindfulness of the individual/ business.
Good discussion/ questioning of culture - (i.e. culture denial) and the importance investigating the signs of an incident, prelude to an incident and what we can learn as a result of incident

Generally, very good, interesting points discussed.

Would recommend this to others.
— Tanya Owens, Safety Systems Auditor, QR National - Network Services, Australia

*GST + freight charges additional