There is no doubt about it – if you want to have the most impact make safety conversations personal
The first question your workers will ask themselves when a meeting starts is (WIIFM) – What’s in it for me?
As soon as your workers make up their mind and answer this question (“not much!”), they will mentally check out
If you want to make a difference with safety conversations, make a personal connection between the topic and your workers
If the safety conversation is not related to;
- a task that your workers do or
- a place where your workers are active
You will find it difficult or impossible to keep their attention