Posts by Jeff Burns

  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    28th Aug 2017

    Out of the Mouths of Babes

    Safety leadership from a 4 year old – TWICE IN 30 MINUTES!!!

    Read how my nephew put his pocket money where his mouth is and had the courage to intervene to help keep me and a complete stranger safe.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    8th Aug 2017

    Beach Intervention - taking safety out of work.

    I am not the safety police and I don’t spend my life spoiling people’s fun. I hate preaching at people. It is difficult and awkward when we have safety conversations with people that we don’t know or are not in relationship with, yet because we care about people, we should never feel the pressure to shut up, ignore what we have seen and just walk away.

    Read on to find out how I intervened to take family out of danger.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    2nd Jun 2017

    Britain’s Got Talent but Fifth Dimension gave them 4 X’s

    We often get asked why we aren’t on Britain’s Got Talent and the answer is that we could have been but have actually turned them down – not once but 4 times. Find out why.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    1st Mar 2017

    It’s good to talk

    In 1989 BT introduced ‘Beattie” to the UK public using the talented comedienne Maureen Lipman. The catch phrase for her matriarchal character was ‘It’s good to talk’.

    This approach remains a key tool that leaders can use to assess whether their safety culture is improving or not. Go out to where your people are working and ask them, talk with them. And if you genuinely care about what they think, they will tell you!

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    7th Feb 2017

    Safety - “Within 15 seconds you had everyone’s attention!”

    This was a comment from an engineering site worker who experienced our magically enhanced safety presentation recently. It made me reflect though on how important it is to engage everyone as early as possible.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    30th Nov 2016

    When safety becomes BORING!

    We have attended thousands of safety meetings where the body language of the people coming in clearly indicates they don’t want to be there and that they have more important things to be doing. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    14th Mar 2016

    Unbelievable

    We’ve never been more excited about a new show.

    It premieres on Friday 13th May and it’s already sold out. But don’t worry we’ve added a second date, Saturday 14th May and tickets are on sale now.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    26th Nov 2015

    Collaboration

    Teachers do it; companies do it; magicians do it; as the song goes, maybe even educated fleas do it.

    What is it? Collaboration.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    17th Sep 2015

    A Winning Double Act

    Great to see a double act win America’s Got Talent – especially as it was a Brit!

    Double acts have fascinated audiences for years, think – Laurel & Hardy, Morecambe & Wise, Penn & Teller, Simon & Garfunkel, Torvill & Dean, Tom & Jerry ( or maybe you prefer Ben & Jerry!)…there are many more to choose from.

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