Course Outline

2 Days

8 Core Modules


  • Welcome & Introduction – set context and purpose
  • Learning outcomes
  • Overview of the CORE 4
  • Introduction Activity – changes in safety comparison past to present – links to culture of safety performance

Switch On part 1

  • Gallery Activity - participants expectations, benefits and why we miss hazards
  • TOP 4 – What is important to you?
  • The three levels of Accountability
  • Who is responsible for Safety? Workbook activity
  • Video – impact of fatalities

Switch On part 2

  • Belief model – beliefs drive our thinking, behaviour and results 
  • Culture of Safety – What is it and how can we create and influence it?
  • Cultural Case Study - Bud Holland
  • Influencing Culture – Effective Switch On Shares

Switch On part 3

  • Above & below the line behaviour
  • Group break out – Identifying current behaviours – those driving us forward and those holding us back
  • Circle of control – recognising what is in our control
  • Issue Safety at Home booklets – Take home tasks explained (Switch On Share preparation, home audit & share your TOP 4)

Safe to Start part 1

  • Share and practice personal switch on shares – high impact experience
  • Review of key frameworks from day 1 – how to apply them at work
  • Group discussion on Home safety review
  • Build home safety action plan with commitments/dates/deliverables

Safe to Start part 2

  • Team activity to understand safe to start – outdoor and high impact
  • Identify factors that can lead us to think we and our teams are right to start when it may not be the case
  • Safe to Start – review of pre-start frameworks

Courageous Conversations

  • Video – high impact on choices and their impact
  • Circle of Choice – Different risk-taking behaviours individuals choose and how to influence these at home and work
  • The importance of not looking the other way
  • Giving and receiving Courageous Conversations
  • Courageous Conversations framework
  • Courageous Conversations – skills practice

Act on It

  • Self-Audit – What choice will I make going forward?
  • Using ideas page to summarise and identify personal actions and commitments
  • Peer coaching to improve plan
  • Each person publicly declares their commitments
  • Personal leadership action plan at work
  • Personal action plan for home
  • Summary & close

Program Description

Learning Objectives

Goals of the Program



Switch On part 1

Switch On part 2

Switch On part 3

Safe to Start part 1

Safe to Start part 2

Courageous Conversations

Act on It

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Your Instructors

Brian Ropitini

Brian Ropitini


Ara Ake, New Zealand

Accomplished facilitator, coach & mentor. Fitter & turner turned senior leader. Led multi-million-ton methanol plants & global teams at Methanex. Exceptional communicator & visionary.

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Nikki McMurray

Nikki McMurray

Senior Consultant


30+ years in adult education & hazardous industries consulting. Hands-on facilitator & trainer in mining, rail, construction, and more. Host of 'Leadership in Hazardous Industries' Podcast.

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