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Babcock workshops bring safety training to life

Babcock Australasia is changing the way it delivers workplace health and safety education to staff by using professional actors to deliver a series of engaging and interactive live performances, bringing critical safety training to life.

The workshops, titled “Game Day”, enabled staff to observe workplaces under pressure through a series of safety awareness scenarios, delivered by Acting Consulting Training (ACT) Australia & New Zealand.

More than 200 participants from Babcock, industry and Defence attended the workshops, held across three days on Garden Island Naval Base this month.

The audience were given insights into the decision making, emotions, pressures and complexities involved when addressing a safety incident on site.

Babcock Australasia’s Managing Director – Marine Simon Spratt said Babcock’s commitment to safety is at the heart of the company’s drive for operational excellence.

“Safety is paramount and at the core of Babcock’s culture right across the company,” Mr Spratt said.

“Through unique initiatives like the Game Day workshops, Babcock is continually updating the way we deliver safety training to staff to ensure we are at the forefront of the latest requirements and advice.

“Staff told us they thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and said the performances were engaging and interesting and therefore, the critical messaging really sank in.”

ACT Australia & New Zealand’s Managing Director Susan Fleming said the company thoroughly enjoyed working with Babcock to deliver the workshops.

“From day one, the access that Babcock gave the ACT team to meet the people who work in maintenance and sustainment in order for us to successfully deliver the workshops, was a point of difference,” Ms Fleming said.

“Our close collaboration with Babcock allowed ACT to deliver the workshops with the greatest impact and resonance that really hits home.”

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