New Safety Culture Video Release

safety Talks

Bite-sized lessons that prevents accidents by strengthening safety culture


What is SafetyTalks?

Featuring Professor Andrew Hopkins and sourced from his DVD workshops, SafetyTalks is a package of succinct, content rich 'safety moment' sessions comprising 55, 2-6 minute videos on one DVD, each focusing on a different topic.

In each video, Professor Hopkins discusses important concepts that can support a wide range of safety training initiatives.  Each video is accompanied by support material including a selection of discussion questions.


SafetyTalks is the most comprehensive collection of Professor Andrew Hopkins' thought provoking observations and proposals from his bestselling books and full length DVD workshops.

Why SafetyTalks?

Leading regular discussions on safety topics that are relevant to the organisation assists in developing a strong culture of safety.  SafetyTalks provides a wide ranging resource of thought provoking ideas and commentary by world leading safety expert, Professor Andrew Hopkins.

How to use SafetyTalks

In planning safety training programs, you can select topics that are specific and deliver engaging and concise training. Topics may reflect specific issues within an organisation or may serve as general safety reminders.  Topics may enhance existing education as well as introduce education on issues.

Other approaches for training

  • Via a web based training program
  • As part of a monthly safety meetings
  • Monthly safety reminder e-newsletters
  • Email based training programs
  • Across the company's intranet
  • Integrated into existing training programs


12 Modules, 55 topics and over 3.5 hours of video

SafetyTalks consists of 12 modules, each module covering a number of video topics. Each video topic is 2 - 6 minutes long. The SafetyTalks licence includes all 12 modules as a comprehensive resource library on 1 DVD.  The topics in each module are accompanied by support material including the video script, and suggested questions and answers to use.

Please send me an evaluation online video sample

please send

Accident causation analysis

  • The 5 whys
  • Defence in depth



  • Audits - missing the obvious
  • Audits - a false sense of security
  • Behavioral safety


Change management

  • Management of change
  • Technical support
  • Inadequate mental model
  • Alarm system
  • Interconnection and single supply


Communication skills for executives

  • Communication between shifts
  • Why and where should you talk to workers?
  • When should you talk to workers?
  • Who should you talk to?
  • How should you conduct the talk?
  • What should you talk about?
  • What else to do on walk-arounds?


Risk of managing costs

  • Maintenance costs cuts
  • Cost cutting and safety
  • Incentive schemes and LTIs
  • Profit before safety
  • unconstrained pressure

Learning from other incidents

  • Learning from other incidents


Hazard identification

  • Hazard identification
  • Process safety or personal safety
  • Government legislation

Defence in depth

  • Defence in depth
  • First barrier:cement job
  • Second barrier: cement evaluation tool
  • Third barrier: well integrity test
  • Fourth barrier: monitoring
  • Fifth barrier: BOP
  • Diverter barrier
  • Ignition barrier
  • The response plans: blowout response
  • Post blowout risk assessment


Incident reporting systems

  • Reporting systems
  • Key points for design
  • Design for warning signs
  • Mindful reporting


Managing major hazards - the use of indicators

  • Lost time injury frequency
  • Using appropriate indicators


Organisation structure- its impact on managing risks

  • Organisation design
  • Lines of authority
  • Corporate safety department


Warning signs, how they may be ignored

  • It can't happen here
  • Intermittent signs
  • Normalisation at Gretley Coal Mine
  • Normalisation at Macondo blowout
  • Onus of proof
  • Group think
  • Group think at Macondo
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Warning signs



Contact us for a DVD price and for Licence information


SafetyTalks User Guide Sample