SafeMindSafeBody® Workshop

A motivational workshop for increased behavior-based safety skills

The one-day SafeMindSafeBody® workshop is aimed at all employees within your organization to raise awareness of our human fallibilities, and how this impacts our safety.

This workshop motivates your teams to change their behaviors and decision making by asking questions: why we feel it is difficult to help a colleague and intervene; why we think bad things will never happen to us; and why some of our most experienced people get hurt.
It discusses how our memory limitations, experiences and habits influence our situational awareness and decision making. The workshop also looks at how and why risk perception varies among people and will introduce the concept of ‘chronic unease’. Finally, the workshop explores why interventions can be seen as an act of caring and will explore a successful conversation giving the delegates the skills and confidence to intervene when they see something unsafe taking place.

Your Benefits

The key objectives of the program include:
Situational awareness
  • An understanding of memory limitations and situational awareness, and the effect this has when working in a dynamic environment.
  • Building awareness of how habits are created and how they can make us unsafe.
Risk perception
  • An understanding of risk perception and how this can impact our decision making and behaviors.
  • An introduction to the concept of chronic unease and what it looks like when encountered.
  • An understanding of why and how we can keep each other safe through the act of intervening.
Our Workshop Structure
Welcome & IntroductionGeneral introduction from trainer setting the scene for the learning
Aims and ObjectivesAn understanding of memory limitations, building awareness of how habits are created, understanding of risk perception, introduction to concept of chronic unease and understanding why and how we can keep each other safe through interventions.
Ice-BreakerDelegates introduce themselves and take part in a short activity to break the ice.
Cultural Maturity LadderWhy we are here.
Memory7 +/ -2 (George Miller)
Situational AwarenessThe model of situational awareness (SA) and the influences on it including memory capacity.
Learning and HabitsHow we learn and create habits linking this back to the SA model as an influencer.
Conscious DecisionsWhy we make the decisions we do and what influences this, linking this back to the SA model with decision making being an output of SA.
Risk PerceptionThe variation in risk perception among people
ABC ModelThe triggers that motivate our behaviors.
Chronic UneaseBeing competent and knowing the barriers to prevent unsafe acts e.g. people and procedures and showing care through intervention.
Interventions - WhyKitty Genovese and the Darley and Latane study.
Interventions - HowHave you ever been involved in an intervention? Describe the experience. What stops you intervening? Video of what a bad intervention looks like and what a good one looks like. This is about promoting an intervention culture.
Changing BeliefsWhat can you change that will make the difference? What would stop you making that change?

Video of Nathan Charles - limiting beliefs – if we believe we can’t change.

A discussion about what can be achieved and a commitment to change.


  • We are a behavioral change consultancy striving for a sustainable improvement in safety outcomes.
  • We have extensive industry experience that forms the basis for our workshops and consulting services.
  • We specialize in training employees at all organizational levels to better understand human limitations and to adapt their behavior for their own and others’ safety.