Workforce Engagement

Engaging the workforce to improve worksite safety

The Workforce Engagement Support Team (WEST) works on behalf of the workforce to spread knowledge and promote best practice in order to improve safety. It provides practical guidance to companies to help encourage and improve engagement amongst all members of the workforce, which is essential for fostering safe and healthy working environments.

The workgroup comprises individuals who represent the regulator, the workforce, trade unions, employers and industry associations, and its activities and campaigns are driven by the needs and concerns of the workforce. Engaged workers will feel empowered to raise awareness of unsafe situations, which can enhance a culture of safety at worksites.

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Work scope

The mission of the workgroup is to stimulate lateral learning and best practice across the offshore oil and gas industry by involving the whole workforce, with the overall aim of improving safety.

Contact Workgroup

To contact the WEST workgroup, e-mail info@stepchangeinsafety.net

Workforce Engagement Toolkit

Building a workforce in which everyone feels able to actively participate, share their views and free to challenge, is crucial to improving safety and reducing accidents and incidents. Through its Workforce Engagement Support Team, Step Change in Safety provides the Workforce Engagement Toolkit to help companies embed this culture in their organisations.

The toolkit allows companies to measure and improve their levels of workforce engagement at specific worksites and understand strengths and weaknesses, and develop improvement action plans.

Central to the toolkit is a unique worksite survey that asks questions around visibility, communication, involvement, support, challenge and participation. Alongside the survey, a range of supplementary information is also available to download.

WEST can use the collected information to drive focus areas, enhance best practice and continuously improve workforce engagement and safety across the UKCS.

Workforce Engagment Toolkit

Click here to access the Workforce Engagement Toolkit which is supported by Mintra.

Elected Safety Reps

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WORKGROUP LEADERSHIP

WEST's onshore Co-Chairs are:

  1. Bob Egan (HSE)
  2. Afolabi Banu
    Chrysaor Limited

WEST's offshore Co-Chairs:

  1. Steph Sunley
    Spirit Energy
  2. Stuart Mann
    BP Exploration

Workforce Engagement downloads

Getting Started - Introduction to Workforce Engagement in Safety

Download Getting Started - Introduction to Workforce Engagement in SafetyFiletype: pdf

Getting Started - A culture of workforce engagement in safety self reflection checklist

Download Getting Started - A culture of workforce engagement in safety self reflection checklistFiletype: pdf

Creating the desire - Poster What does workforce engagement in safety mean to us

Download Creating the desire - Poster What does workforce engagement in safety mean to usFiletype: pdf

Creating the desire - Workforce engagement in safety survey communications pack

Download Creating the desire - Workforce engagement in safety survey communications packFiletype: zip

Creating the desire - Engaging communications self reflection checklist

Download Creating the desire - Engaging communications self reflection checklistFiletype: pdf

Running the survey - Guide to completing the Workforce Engagement

Download Running the survey - Guide to completing the Workforce EngagementFiletype: pdf

Running the survey - Running a survey completion session briefing notes

Download Running the survey - Running a survey completion session briefing notesFiletype: zip

Understanding the results - Accessing your survey results and focussing on key messages in the survey data

Download Understanding the results - Accessing your survey results and focussing on key messages in the survey dataFiletype: zip

Action planning - Engaging the workforce in simple and effective action planning

Download Action planning - Engaging the workforce in simple and effective action planningFiletype: zip

Action planning - Summary of positive behaviours and common obstacles to workforce engagement in safety

Download Action planning - Summary of positive behaviours and common obstacles to workforce engagement in safetyFiletype: pdf

Feedback - Improvement activity implementation and review self reflection checklist

Download Feedback - Improvement activity implementation and review self reflection checklistFiletype: pdf

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