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ATT launch pioneering programme on the Humber with Ørsted

ATT are delighted to celebrate the opening of our immersive safety leadership programme Thrive at a purpose-built facility on the Humber. A first for the region, the one-day interactive, multi-media programme is designed to transform behaviours and attitudes to safety.

Having committed £1.4 million funding to create the purpose-built facility in partnership with ATT, world-leading renewable energy providers Ørsted will be inducting all personnel working on the new Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project through Thrive before roll-out continues to other colleagues.

Thrive includes a hard-hitting multi-media scenario which examines the build-up to a fatal incident on a load-out operation and its consequences. With high-quality production values and industry-leading technology, the programme delivers a powerful immersive experience. Though set in a fictional company and in a wind power environment, the themes and issues raised at Thrive will resonate with any organisation that combines office-based support functions and an operational front-line.

Thrive is designed as a legacy project for the wind farm, enabling other companies and sectors to put their people through the programme. Jason Ledden, Ørsted Senior Construction Project Manager for Hornsea Two and the Project Manager for the Thrive facility development said: “We hope that other industries across the Humber will utilise this new exciting resource which aims to bring about behavioural changes in attitudes towards safety.”

Thrive had an immediate impact on participants today. Lutuf Shah, Lead QHSE Manager Hornsea Two commented: “This programme works because it brings together the best human elements, it’s a mind and heart approach. Thrive changes your perspective and mentality – it’s a light-bulb moment that will keep coming back to participants” While Danny Walker, Head of Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm commented: “I leave with the feeling that when my team and others have completed this they’re going to feel more empowered, and certainly have a stronger belief in themselves to challenge unsafe acts.”

As one of the largest employers in the region, Henrik Pedersen, CEO of Associated British Ports (ABP) explained how the port authority had already committed to the project: “ABP is one of the largest employers in the region and the UK’s leading port operator with a network of 21 ports across Britain. With such a large operation of many moving parts, safety is of critical importance to everything we do. Safety is a core value at ABP, and the Thrive safety leadership centre is an integral part of ABP’s Behavioural Safety Training programme. “

Dermot Kerrigan, Co-Director of ATT said: “Thanks to Ørsted’s vision and investment, ATT has designed a ground-breaking safety leadership centre of excellence on the Humber. As well as the wind power version of the programme, for use by Ørsted’s Hornsea Two and other clients in the renewables sector, we also look forward to hosting bespoke versions of the programme for a variety of industries in the region – and beyond.”

The launch event had originally been planned for earlier in the year, however, COVID-19 meant changes needed to be made to ensure the programme could be delivered safely. As well as production crew, the actors and construction personnel were all hired from the region, bringing new jobs and contracts to the area.

You can read more about Thrive here. Link

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