Archive of: Articles

  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    12th Feb 2018

    It'll Be Allright on the Night - Fighting Nerves

    People often ask us “Do you still get nervous before a show?”

    We have performed thousands of times in many different countries. Each event, venue and audience is different, so it’s an interesting question and one that we think about quite a bit.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    17th Jan 2018

    Inspiring People

    Are your safety events inspiring people? The dictionary definition of ‘inspire’ is to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something. And yet a common feeling during safety meetings is the desire to be out of the meeting! Read on to find out how to inspire your safety audience.

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  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    18th Dec 2017

    Safety Leadership – People, Process and Practice or The Cynics Guide.

    Libraries could be filled with books written about Leadership. My humble offering is simple; leadership is a behaviour not a position, nor just a topic for discussion or the subject of an away day. Sure, these things can help promote leadership but at the end of the (away) day it comes back to leaders behaving as leaders.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    6th Dec 2017

    Only Human

    The drive to further enhance the health and safety standards of the oil and gas industry is a never ending process.

    One important area, and one which many of the industry initiatives and campaigns have centred on, is the importance of human factors in incidents.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    17th Oct 2017

    Fifth Dimension Shortlisted for Prestigious Health & Safety Award

    We are delighted to be shortlisted for a sought-after award in recognition of our innovative approach to engaging people with health and safety.

    It was recently announced that we are a finalist in the Health & Safety category of the Original 106fm Pride of Aberdeen Awards.

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  • 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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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    24th Jul 2017

    Your Wedding – How To Make Sure It’s The Most Magical Day of Your Life

    With the average wedding now costing over £25,000, how can you make sure you include the magical ingredients that will make your wedding stand out from the rest?

    Read on to find out how to make sure you’re wedding is magical for you and your guests.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    10th Jul 2017

    Conjuring up Creativity in the Work Place

    We were delighted when we recently received recognition for our creative approach to business at the Trend Awards by being Highly Commended in the Creative Award.

    As a company we have used magic as a visual aid to engage, energise, educate and entertain audiences at business presentations, training workshops and as a promotional tool for companies since we set up in business in 1999.

    Read how we can help engender creativity in your company.

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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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