The Workforce Engagement Support Team (WEST) aims to support the workforce through proactive engagement to improve safety for our industry.
A fully engaged workforce is one of the most effective barriers against incidents and accidents. Engaged workers will feel empowered to raise awareness of unsafe situations, which can enhance a culture of safety at worksites. WEST works towards creating this culture.
The workgroup creates Teashack News, a quarterly publication which aims to engage the workforce through topical news stories and sharing of best practice, resulting in a better informed and safer workforce.
To contact the WEST workgroup, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Click here to access the Workforce Engagement practical guide and supporting documents
INCLUSIVE OFFSHORE WORKING PRACTICES
Step Change in Safety and AXIS Network are partnering to develop guidance for operators and the supply chain on inclusive offshore working practices.
WEST's Co-Chairs are:
- Bryan Begbie
- HSEQ Team Lead (Engineering & Maintenance)
- Bilfinger Salamis
We received the sad news that Jim Trodden, the unmistakably recognisable voice of Step Change in Safety, passed away on the 11th of November.
In the lead-up to our 25th anniversary, we issued a survey to members to define which top 4 resources were the most effective at keeping our workforce safe.