Don’t you wish health and safety could be more person-centred?

What is your vision for the culture at your organisation? Have you defined it?

Imagine you had magical powers and just by clicking your fingers, you could give yourself the culture you aspire to have. How would you know you had it? When you arrived for work tomorrow, what would you see?

Would you see people looking out for each other and helping each other make safe choices? Would they be trying to understand each other’s situations and valuing each other’s contributions? Would you see them collaborating to find solutions that they can all buy into and own and manage going forward? Would people be focussing on solutions rather than the reasons things aren’t ideal? Would they be putting good ideas and intentions into action because at the end of the day, it’s the things that get done that really count isn’t it?

Having defined your vision and assuming of course that you don’t really have magical powers, how will you go about bringing it to life? Is the path that you’re on going to get you there? Are there examples, however small, of the kind of culture you want that have already taken root and with proper care, just might flourish?

The culture described above is a coaching culture. At it’s core is a firm belief that people are resourceful and that developing people is a fundamental part of safeguarding their health and safety.

Read more about person-centred health and safety here.

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