Workforce Engagement

Engaging the workforce to improve worksite safety

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.


Workforce Engagement Toolkit

There is clear evidence that a fully engaged workforce will drive a safer workplace and will also result in improved overall business performance.

The Workforce Engagement 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.

Workforce Engagement

Click here to access the Workforce Engagement practical guide and supporting documents

Teashack News

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.


Contact us

To contact the WEST workgroup, e-mail

Useful Resources


WEST's Co-Chairs are:

  1. Peter Hepburn
    Peter Hepburn
    Asset Director Morecambe
    Spirit Energy
  2. Stuart Watson
    Stuart Watson
    Offshore Construction Superintendent
    Serica Energy (UK) Limited

    Stuart started his working career as a coppersmith (fabricator/welder) before joining the energy sector in 2011.

    He has held various construction management/coordination positions for both contractors and operators, working in the onshore coordination and offshore execution of projects, shutdowns, and repair order campaigns, covering all construction disciplines.

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