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4th - 5th, August 2020
Virtual / Streaming

Develop the essential mindset and practices for an involved and interactive safety culture


- Understand the relationship between a safety mindset & safe practices
- Explore the underlying psychological drivers in safety culture
- Implement an informed and appropriate WHS response post-COVID
- Assess your organisation’s safety culture and the impacts of employee disengagement
- Build frameworks for continued physical and psychological safety for employees
- Develop strategies to overcome obstacles and uplift safety culture through psychology
- Reassess the world of work moving forward and its impact on your business
- Identify and implement the right ‘business as usual’ approach for your organisation
- Develop a risk-management plan for ensuring a psychologically safe workplace


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Safety Psychology Workshop

04 Aug - 05 Aug


The Psychological Factors Underpinning Safety Culture

Mindset and practices to develop an engaged health and safety culture 

- What is a safety mindset?

- A mindset and practices framework for understanding safety culture

- Strategies to change the mindset in teams and across your organisation


Relationship between the safety mindset and safe practices

- Why do people do what they do?

- Applied behavioural analysis (ABCs) to correct unsafe behaviours 

- What can be done to give people the best chance of making safe behavioural choices and judgements?


Assessing safety culture in your organisation

- Tracking safety mindset and practices across the organisation

- Explore links between safety culture and psychological drivers

- Use the current mindset and practice to identify health and safety gains


The role of leadership to develop and sustain an engaged health and safety culture

- How leaders shape the safety culture

- Leadership mindset and practice for an engaged workforce

- Health and safety leadership - a ‘wicked’ problem?

  • Dr Hillary Bennett Director Leading Safety


Looking forward - The world of work after COVID-19

Reassess the ‘World of Work’ and its impact on your business

- Explore the future of work and understand the role of WHS in informing decision-making

- Understand your responsibilities as an employer post-lockdown

- Discover the risks of prolonged remote work and the return to work on your workforce


Develop an appropriate and informed WHS response post-COVID

- Understand the importance of providing up-to-date and frequent communication 

- Identify and implement the right ‘business as usual’ approach for your organisation 

- Develop strategies for managing the reintegration of employees into the workplace


Build frameworks for ensuring physical and psychological safety 

- Understand the effect of uncertainty on employee wellbeing and performance

- Proactively support workers who have been identified to be more at risk of workplace psychological injury

- Develop mental health framework to support employees working-from-home or returning to work 


The role of risk management and contingency planning in business continuity

- Understand the importance of risk management and contingency planning in moving forward

- Seek continual feedback from key stakeholders and revise WHS strategy when necessary

- Mitigate risks to employee psychical and mental health in this new or altered business environment 

  • Dr Hillary Bennett Director Leading Safety


Dr Hillary Bennett

Dr Bennett is a registered psychologist with 30 years’ experience in assisting organisations deliver innovative, customised solutions to organisational and health and safety challenges. A key focus of her work, in the last 10 years, has been the development and facilitation of health and safety related learning and development programmes to all levels in organisations in New Zealand and Australia.

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