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ATT training makes a real impact on AFR figures for Bristol Port


ATT have been working with various organisations in the maritime sector, and this includes rolling out our ‘Your Choice’ awareness-raising sessions and Practical Safety Leadership Skills (PSL) workshops for The Bristol Port Company. AFR rates have dropped sharply following the introduction of our safety leadership training there, and CEO David Brown OBE, says: “In my management career I cannot remember ever having had such universal, unconditional or unbridled enthusiasm and feedback from my teams and staff following a course of this nature. This rhetoric has subsequently been reinforced by the reality of a dramatic step change and reduction in our accident frequency rate. Real Drama – Real Results!”

Associated British Ports (ABP) invited ATT to present at their annual port managers’ conference held in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands in mid-March. ABP is the UK’s leading port operator with a unique network of 21 ports spanning the UK. Feedback from participants in the ‘Your Choice’ and ‘Practical Safety Leadership’ sessions showed a real appetite for the training methods – one participant telling us: “Hard to improve… ATT and its people were superb in teaching us how to use the visual, verbal and vocal methods that they exploited.”

Meanwhile in Hull on 27 March, ATT Director Dermot Kerrigan spoke to delegates at the ICHCA Culture and Control Seminar, convened to address the unacceptable levels of fatal and serious injuries in cargo logistics. He also joined a panel session, including Dr Kate Blackford, Group Head of Behavioural Safety, Associated British Ports and Richard Brough Head of ICHCA International.

And finally, the month of May will see ATT present a ‘legal eagle’ version of Your Choice at a Port Skills and Safety Group (PSSG) event on the banks of the River Thames at the distinguished Glaziers Hall, London Bridge. This will include: input from solicitors and barristers from Keoghs LLP and Outer Temple Chambers, an insurers’ perspective on the life-changing workplace incident featured in Your Choice, and how mental health plays a part in our story from the Mates In Mind charity. More news on this to follow.


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