What are Positive Safety Conversations (PSC)?
Positive Safety Conversations (PSC) is a research-based methodology developed by The Keil Centre which aims to encourage ongoing, quality, open communications about safety between all employees - not just when risky behaviours are observed. Key to this approach is an understanding of the factors that will increase the likelihood of positive outcomes to a conversation, alongside the factors that are likely to lead to a poor response.
PSC training can be aimed at managers, supervisors or all employees. Our PSC training covers:
- The importance of speaking up to create a safe culture
- Understanding and managing social threats to ensure successful safety conversations
- Practical conversation skills
- Understanding personal responsibilities in relation to the PSC programme
We also work with organisations to develop a practical application of PSC that will fit with their own organisational culture. The development of a wider PSC programme can incorporate features such as:
- Use of Toolbox Talks to enhance employee understanding
- A questionnaire to understand barriers to safety communication
- Simple methods to initiate safety conversations
- Using actors to enhance skills practice
- KPI setting and developing a rewards strategy for positive application of the PSC programme
Who is it for?
The PSC methodology is aimed at organisations that are looking to enhance the quality and frequency of open conversations about safety.
Benefits of this approach
PSC training allows organisations to:
- Develop an understanding of the importance of frequent Positive Safety Conversations
- Build a practical understanding of the factors that influence the success of a safety conversations
- Practise skills in conducting Positive Safety Conversations
- Develop a PSC programme to encourage wider application of the methodology
Find out more
To find out more about our Positive Safety Conversations training and how it may be beneficial to your organisation, please telephone our Edinburgh office on +44(0)131 229 6140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our consultants will be in touch as soon as possible.